Stranded 06-05-2017

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20170605BWL01-CM Pic1Finnegan is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle that was found on the beach by the Finnegan family just north of county access 6 here on South Padre Island. This little turtle had rope tightly wrapped around its left front flipper. The flipper is very swollen and there is a possibility that it might have to be amputated in the future. In the meantime, we will use cold laser therapy on that flipper to try and promote circulation and decrease pain/inflammation. Other than the entanglement, Finnegan has a good body condition, normal blood values, and weighs about 4 lbs.

Potential release date: summer/fall 2017