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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2013-08-14 12:30:00
Release Location: Martha's Vineyard
Last Location: 2013-11-09 19:51:39
This endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle named Frank Hardy, after a young detective in the Hardy Boys series, was released on 8.14.13 from Martha's Vineyard. Frank arrived at the New England Aquarium in a state of hypothermia and suffering from possible kidney failure. With careful administration of replacement fluids, medications and a slow warming process, Frank began to show signs of improvement. Due to the severe illness in this turtle, he/she showed no interest in food for over a month. As a result our staff had to provide nutrition by tube feeding this turtle. As Frank's medical condition improved he finally began to eat on his own and is now quite good at it!