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Friday, March 29, 2019

Hagrid goes home

Hagrid was found in front of Beach Cove, 48th Ave S around 2AM by a couple  visiting from Vermont.  A severe thunderstorm had just passed through, it was cold and windy for an April 16th day.  The couple were looking for shells after the storm and found a big surprise instead.   Hagrid was covered with algae and other epibiota load covering the top of his head, face and front flippers which made his look “hairy.”

Per the SC Sea Turtle Care Center:  "March 15, 2019: Hey ho, way to go, Hagrid! Hagrid was released offshore into the gulf stream with Hagrid on March 14! Unlike our local waters, where the temperature fluctuates throughout the year, the gulf stream maintains around 70°F year round."

Hagrid was released 11 months after being admitted to the Sea Turtle Care Center.   

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