The picture on the left shows #6 and #7, two Kemp's ridleys that arrived in the past two days, in our new Intensive Care Unit. The picture on the right shows them swimming in a kiddy pool in the new Holding Room.
As Adam mentioned in his last post here, the rescue team is extremely excited about our new home. And it appears the turtles are excited too! As we continued to set up and organize in preparation for cold stun season, our first turtle patient decided to help us break in our new set up. The Kemp's ridley sea turtle, appropriately named 'Quincy', arrived last weekend.
Above, 'Quincy' swims in the large tank.
'Quincy' currently remains in critical condition. He (or she) was even on a ventilator for a short period last week. He just started swimming in a large tank for short periods of time. The rescue team is trying to remain hopeful that this turtle will make a full recovery.
The above photo is 'Quincy' during his intake exam.
Three more turtles have arrived in the past week and a half since 'Quincy' first came in. The steady start to turtle season is helping us get accustomed to the new facility and break in our new equipment.
#5 has the small pool all to himself. He better not get used to this because he'll have company pretty soon.
You may remember from last year that we pick a naming theme for each season. We decided to name the first turtle 'Quincy' in honor of our new location, although it is unrelated to the theme that has been decided on. Check back soon to read what our naming theme will be! Any guesses?