Alexander Graham Bell was spotted by a kite surfer sound side in Rodanthe. The surfer called it in. Thank you!!  He/she will be going for a CAT scan of his head soon!

UPDATE: 8/21/18

Alexander is improving.  He is eating well, catching live crabs and now weighs 70lbs!!

Update: 12/21/18

Alexander Graham Bell now has a satellite tracker from the aquarium. He has made an amazing recovery and is now waiting for a ride to the Gulf Stream.

Alexander Graham Bell with his new satellite tracker

UPDATE: 2-23-19

Alex has traveled over 2895 miles since his release! This turtle came to the STAR Center with a serious head wound and everyone is excited to see how this rehabilitated turtle will do!

Close up of Alex’s tracker antennae

This is Alex’s path since his release in December of 2018.


  • age / species: Juvenile Loggerhead
  • admittance date: 5-13-18 Rodanthe
  • cause: head trauma/injury
  • weight: 61 lbs
  • outcome: Released to Gulf Stream 12/27/18 via Coast Guard out of VA Beach

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