Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Released on Kiawah
August 13, 2007...
The South Carolina Aquarium's
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program
released a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle on August 13, 2007 from
Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island. The aquarium names turtles after the area where they were found, so Folly came
to us from Folly Beach, SC.
The juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (Lepicochelys
kempii) weighed just over 4 pounds, and was caught hook and line by a
fisherman on Folly Beach fishing pier July 13, 2007. South
Carolina Aquarium staff arrived just in time to rescue Folly and bring
him to the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital.
Photos courtesy of Kelly Bragg - click on a thumbnail to view a larger version of a photo. photo.
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