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Lifejacket the loggerhead sea turtle

Name: Life Jacket; “LJ”

Species: Loggerhead

Date admitted: February 27, 2021

Stranding location: Port Canaveral

Status: In treatment

Admission notes: This sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was caught offshore by a fisherman on February 27. They tried to release this sea turtle, but L.J. was having buoyancy issues and overall, looked debilitated. This sea turtle had a severe coating of barnacles and algae and had a thin body upon intake. L.J. is also missing half of their front left flipper, which looks to be an older injury.