A project of Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
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Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Release Date: 2008-05-24 15:00:00
Release Location: Amelia Island
Last Location: 2008-09-24 06:32:28
On December 19, 2007, Vida, Spanish for 'Life', was brought to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center after stranding on the shore in St. Augustine, FL. She had been stranded on the beach for 2 days before anyone realized that she was alive. She also came to us with heavy algae growth on her carapace and much of her face and flippers. This led us to believe she may have been floating for some time before washing up on shore. Lethargic and slightly underweight at a mere 75 pounds, blood tests revealed a slight case of anemia.
Vida was released on May 24, 2008 from Amelia Island, FL.