Monday, December 22, 2008
North Myrtle, a loggerhead sea turtle, was just floating in the surf when it was discovered with severe cracks in the shell. The sea turtle had been living with the large cracks, usually caused by boat propeller blades, for about three weeks before it was rescued.
Many turtles like North Myrtle, named after the location it was found, are stranded on South Carolina beaches every year. But unlike those usually found dead, this story will have a happy ending thanks to the efforts of the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program.