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2014 Recap: Blade's Second Chance

Published December 23, 2014

In late 2013, our Animal Rescue team admitted a cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, Blade. Initial investigations from our Animal Health staff confirmed that in addition to standard hypothermic symptoms and a shell fracture, the tissue in both front flipper joints was seriously infected.

After sessions of aggressive antibiotic therapy and more than 10 months in rehabilitation, Blade made a fantastic turnaround and was ready to be released back into the ocean!

turtle release

Since being released in Ocean City, Maryland back in October, Blade has traveled south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

Kemp’s ridleys are considered the world’s most endangered sea turtle. In partnership with rehabilitation programs along the East Coast, our goal is to give turtles like Blade a second chance at a full life out in the big blue!

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