Jeter Stranded 2/17/2013

Jeter, a juvenile Kemp's ridley, was found right off the channel at Isla Blanca Park. He was covered in algae and has an old injury on the left side of his carapace (top shell).  Although Kemp's ridleys nest on South Padre Island beaches, its is not typical to see juvenile Kemp's ridley in our waters. We have had three strand in the last 10 days for unknown reasons. He is currently in our ICU and improving rapidly. He will most likley be released in the summer of 2013.