|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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