His Story

Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Age Class Adult
Gender Male
Date Stranded March 29, 2023
Location of Stranding Near Summerland Key
Date of Arrival March 29, 2023
Number of Days of Care 36 days
photo credit: The Sea Turtle Hospital

03/29/2023  Turtle was found off of Summerland Key with buoyancy issues, floating and unable to dive. Mainer was rescued and dry-docked overnight at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, FL. Funding for care was provided by the Animal Welfare Institute - Christine Stevens Wildlife Award.

05/05/2023  After a full recovery, Mainer was released at Higgs Beach, Key West, in Monroe County, Florida!  Prior to release, Mainer was was outfitted with a satellite tag. 

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