Jasper

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Jasper Stranded 2/17/2013

Jasper is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. He was found near the north pavilion of Isla Blanca Park. He had a small cut on his neck and was covered in barnacles and algae. Although Kemp’s ridleys nest on South Padre Island beaches, its is not typical to see juvenile Kemp’s ridley in our waters. We have had three strand in the last 10 days for unknown reasons. Jasper is in ICU on antibiotics, fluids, and vitamins. He is starting to show interest in food and will eventually return to the wild.

 

May Update: Jasper was moved outside into a rehabilitation tank!

 

Jasper was released on August 23, 2013!!

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