Fred the Loggerhead

Fred the Loggerhead


Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)





Date Stranded

November 17, 1996

Reason for Stranding

Gill Net Entanglement/unknown

Fred's Patient History

Fred the loggerhead originally stranded in Port Aransas on 11/17/1996. He was entangled in a gill net, which resulted in the loss of his left front flipper. Typically sea turtles with three flippers can still survive successfully in the wild and he was released in 1997. He then re-stranded in Port Aransas in 1998 and then again 1999. Ultimately he was deemed non-releasable for unknown reasons and Sea Turtle, Inc. adopted him as a permanent resident in December of 1999.

Favorite Foods


Did You Know?

Fred is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle. The way to identify a male or female sea turtle is by the length of their tail. When they are mature, the male’s tail will be notably longer than the female’s.

Ways to help Fred's Recovery

Adopt Fred

One of the three primary missions at Sea Turtle, Inc. is rehabilitation. We work hard to rescue and return every sea turtle back to the wild. Proceeds from this adoption will go directly to purchase needed medical supplies, veterinary exams, x-rays, food and general care for our rehab turtles.

Support Us

Sea Turtle, Inc. is dependent on donations to fund our mission; we do not receive any governmental support. Because Sea Turtle, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3), your contributions are tax deductible. We thank you for your support!

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