A project of Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
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Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2009-05-29 12:00:00
Release Location: Jekyll Island, GA
Last Location: 2010-09-20 12:31:15
Aussie arrived at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) on February 27, 2009. She stranded on a beach in Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) transported to the GSTC for care. Aussie was lethargic, had a moderate load of epibiota with polychaete worms on her carapace, and a severe intestinal infection with parasites. Aussie was given an array of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-parasitics to combat these problems. Good nutrition and a safe, temporary place to stay at the GSTC has enable her to gain weight and strength and was deemed suitable for release. He/she was successfully released on May 29, 2009 from Jekyll Island, GA with a few of her hospital friends: Betty (loggerhead), Shrimp (Kemps ridley) and Route (Kemps Ridley from the New England Aquarium).