Her Story

Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded February 28, 2023
Location of Stranding Near Indian Shores, Pinellas County
Date of Arrival February 29, 2023
Number of Days of Care 78 days
photo credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium

02/28/2023  Turtle was found floating off Indian Shores in Pinellas County, Florida with signs of lethargy and uncoordinated swimming – symptoms of red tide exposure. Shenandoah was rescued and arrived at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Funding for care was provided by the Animal Welfare Institute - Christine Stevens Wildlife Award.

05/17/2023  After a full recovery, Shenandoah was released at Clearwater Beach in Pinellas County, FL! Prior to release, Shenandoah was was outfitted with a satellite tag. 

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