Mac N Cheese
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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2017-06-15 08:00:00
Release Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Last Location: 2017-07-25 23:24:26
“Macaroni and Cheese” is a juvenile, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was incidentally caught from Ocean View beach by a recreational fisherman on May 28th, 2017. The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response staff admitted “Mac n Cheese” to the Marine Animal Care Center. “Mac n Cheese” had a hook in the back of the mouth that was removed under sedation. Radiographs ruled out any additional hooks and there were no other health concerns. “Mac n Cheese” was cleared for release and outfitted with a satellite tag. “Mac n Cheese” also has a PIT (passive integrated transponder) tag in the left front flipper and bilateral rear flipper tags.