Sunday, June 13, 2010

Injured sea turtle found in May River

The South Carolina Sea Turtle Hospital reported the rescue of an injured Kemp's Ridley sea turtle in the May River in Bluffton, SC. The turtle was apparently struck by a boat causing damage to his carapace. "May" is currently recovering at the Turtle Hospital in Charleston, SC.

Kemp's Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) are smaller than their Loggerhead cousins and have a wide distribution area, however are most often found in the waters of Gulf of Mexico. Although unfortunate that the turtle was injured, it is interesting that he was found in these waters.

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