Our newest sea turtle of the 2009-2010 cold-stun season.
Begining of turtle season usually starts off with smaller sea turtles. This little Kemp's ridley weighed in at a whopping 1.7kg (3.74lbs) and can be moved easily by one person! The core temperature was 65F and unlike Acadia we cannot tell the sex of this turtle.
The blood values on this turtle were pretty good so we started swimming the turtle in one of our Aquarium Medical Center tanks. Unlike some turtles that may require support by our staff and volunteers this turtle started swimming right away.
While we continue to get our Sea Turtle Recovery Room ready for the season [The space that housed the Sea Turtle Recovery Room is now The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank. Rescued sea turtles are now cared for at the new, much larger Animal Care Clinic in Quincy.] you will be able to see this turtle in the AMC.