Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

Below is a photo of the Kemps Ridley sea turtle after recovery from successful surgery.  The turtle was turned over to South Carolina's Marine Resource division which held the turtle until the surgical wound had healed and the turtle was eating on its own.  The turtle was released into the Atlantic off the coast of Charleston.   Approximately a half dozen sea turtles are turned in each year with varying degrees of injury.  Our veterinarian provides total care in most cases but some more severe cases are turned over to Sea World in Orlando Florida for long term care. Click on the images below for a closer look.