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Peach - Distribution patterns of Kemp's ridley sea turtles in the southeast US

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"Peach" is a 57.8 cm SCLmin (28 kg) mature female Kemp's ridley sea turtle that was captured during a research trawl survey in the Charleston, SC shipping channel on 1 June. Upon bringing "Peach" aboard, we immediately noticed severe monofilament entanglement of the left front flipper, head, and neck, with an undetermined amount of monofilament ingestion. This Kemp's ridley sea turtle was transferred to the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium where more than two meters of monofilament were ultimately removed from various locations throughout her GI tract. Following four months of successful rehabilitation, "Peach" was released with a satellite transmitter.

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"Peach" is a 57.8 cm SCLmin (28 kg) mature female Kemp's ridley sea turtle that was captured during a research trawl survey in the Charleston, SC shipping channel on 1 June. Upon bringing "Peach" aboard, we immediately noticed severe monofilament entanglement of the left front flipper, head, and neck, with an undetermined amount of monofilament ingestion. This Kemp's ridley sea turtle was transferred to the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium where more than two meters of monofilament were ultimately removed from various locations throughout her GI tract. Following four months of successful rehabilitation, "Peach" was released with a satellite transmitter.

For more information about her surgery and treatment progression at the South Carolina Aquarium, please click on the links below:

http://www.postandcourier.com/business/doomed-sea-turtle-gets-some-lucky-breaks-with-dnr-and/article_dbc8de66-5041-11e7-8dc1-db6d4d874d01.html

http://scaquarium.org/peach/


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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '4', '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A', 'B'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
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