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SuerteStranded 10/15/2011

Suerte is a juvenile Hawksbill sea turtle. His name is Spanish for “Luck.” He was found just north of County Access 5 by visitors, who turned him over to a South Padre Island county Sheriff. He was covered in algae and all four of his flippers had predator bites. The wounds were all past wounds and had already healed. He most likely stranded due to exhaustion. He was given antibiotics and recently has been moved out of the ICU. We will keep him until he grows to the size of a dinner plate. Thus, he will most likely be released in 2013.

Released 11/4/2013

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