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Stranded 2/7/2013

Pud was found stranded on the beach just north of the end of HW 100. He was covered by about a 1/4 inch of algae and sand, completely emaciated. He has some old shell injuries but his reason for stranding is most likely internal infection. He is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley. Kemp’s ridleys do nest on South Padre Island, but it is not common for us to see this size class near South Padre Island, as they typically hang out in coastal areas on the east coast. He is currently in ICU where he is just starting to show interest in food. He will be released when he can eat on his own.


April Update: Pud has been moved to a rehabilitation tank outside!

Pud was released on August 23, 2013!!

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