Nate the Great
A project of New England Aquarium.
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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2013-08-21 22:00:00
Release Location: Dowses Beach
Last Location: 2014-08-21 17:59:57
Nancy & Larry Cousins
Pat and Jim Pope
Eddie Moore and Travis Weiszmann
“Nate the Great”, Named after the detective in the Marjorie Weinman Sharmat series Nate the Great, was released from Dowses Beach after a long illness. Nate stranded with a dangerously low body temperature of 49.3 degrees F. He arrived severely underweight and non-responsive. His blood work showed high uric acid, which could be indicative of kidney problems. The uric acid levels were treated with fluids and his kidney function is now normal. “Nate” is a favorite of our volunteers interns and staff due to his playful nature and love of scratching his shell on the pool vacuum and the enrichment in the tanks. This is a typical behavior of green sea turtles, and fun to watch!