Fast acting local residents came to the rescue and called the NEST hotline when they found this guy on the beach.
The hat the turtle is wearing is a barnacle. Barnacles are commonly found on loggerheads.
NEST volunteer Rick J was first to arrive.
The cause of stranding has still not been determined. Blood work looked great and some sand was cleaned out of it’s mouth. Not eating yet. The vets may x-ray when they come to check.
- age / species: Juvenile Loggerhead
- admittance date: 11-9-18 south of Avalon pier
- cause: unknown
- weight: 60 lbs
- outcome: Released to Gulf Stream 12/27/18 via Coast Guard out of VA Beach
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