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Mr. Hyde

Georgia Sea Turtle Center - Monitoring of Rehabilitated Patients

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Mr. Hyde was released from Tybee Island, GA in collaboration with the Tybee Marine Science Center. The release took place following their annual Turtle Trot, a 5K run/walk fundraiser to benefit the Tybee Sea Turtle Project.

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2010-04-24 14:00:00
Release Location: Tybee Island, GA
Last Location: 2010-05-24 02:49:58

Background

Mr. Hyde was transferred to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island, GA on February 6, 2010 with 2 other cold-stunned loggerheads from NC, Rostrum and Kera. Of the three, Mr. Hyde was the largest of the group. He/she had an unusual spike on the posterior vertebral scute, which resembled a thorn. Shorty upon arrival at the GSTC, Mr. Hyde defecated a piece of pink balloon and a roundworm

Mr. Hyde was successfully rehabilitated and deemed fit for release within a few months. He/she, along with Kera, was released on April 24, 2010 from Tybee Island, GA as part of a collaboration between the GSTC and the Tybee Marine Science Center and followed their annual Turtle Trot, a 5K run/walk fundraiser to benefit the Tybee Sea Turtle Project.


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