Sir Snipps arrived at the STAR Center cold stunned, under weight and covered with barnacles. When a sea turtle has a plethora of these hitchhikers, it can be an indication that the animal is sick. A healthy turtle will scratch or rub against rocks and other surfaces to remove them, while a sick turtle may be unable to do so. Sir Snipps is now barnacle-free thanks to some help from the STAR Center staff.
- age / species: Juvenile Loggerhead
- admittance date: 1/31/17 Frisco
- cause: Floating Cold Stunned
- weight: 50 lbs
- outcome: Release 4-25-17
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