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Precious Ramotswe

New England Aquarium Sea Turtle Release 2013

A project of New England Aquarium.


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While Precious got off to a slow start with her trek south, she has made up for it with this burst down the coast. Precious is in a great location rich in good forage for small turtles and surrounded by warmer water. I am excited by her progress after hanging around the release location for so long. Thank you for your interest and support of endangered sea turtles. - Connie (10/26/13)

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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2013-08-21 22:00:00
Release Location: Dowses Beach
Last Location: 2014-01-01 02:45:45

Adoptive Parents:
MyGreen @ Stonyfield
Delaney
Ms. Corey's Class 2013-2014
Tamara Green

Background

Upon arrival, “Precious” did not have a detectable heart rate and had a core body temperature of 43.8 degrees F. However, she was breathing once every 4 minutes on her own. Although initially non-responsive, the turtle improved after being administered life-saving medications. At admittance, this turtle was covered with epibionts and looked like the "swamp thing". After being cleaned up, Precious looked much better. Precious Had no interest in food at the beginning of her rehabilitation and had to be tube-fed for months. After several months on medication she felt well enough and began eating on her own. She ate her first solid food on her own on 3/8. Because of her lack of appetite, she received diagnostic exams including a liver biopsy and gastroscopy (camera into stomach) with gastric biopsies. These exams revealed that Precious is a female!


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