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Betty White

LMC Tracking

A project of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.


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Betty White (Loggerhead) is 30 km NE off the coast of United States and 54 km from Merritt Island

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2016-06-08 11:15:00
Release Location: Juno Beach, FL
Last Location: 2016-07-21 21:11:19

Background

Betty White was found floating in the Loxahatchee River on December 22, 2015. She was carrying a large amount of epibiota, was chronic debilitated, lethargic, and underweight. Although Betty White was classified as a sub-adult turtle based on her size (87.5cm carapace length), LMC’s vet was able to perform an ultrasound that determined Betty White to be a female turtle. Betty White received injections of vitamins, iron, and antibiotics. LMC’s vet was able to remove 2.5 liters of air from Betty White’s coelomic cavity which allowed the turtle to submerge normally.

The turtle was named after the actress Betty White - a lover of animals.


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