2009 Stranding activity Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project(PISTP)
Collection of donated medical supplies and medicines by Nola given to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital. Nola coordinated volunteers from PISTP in going to KB Sea Turtle Hospital to assist in the efforts at the hospital adjunct site for the numerous strandings from fall and winter 2008.
Necropsy class lead by Wendy Cluse at NC Aquarium-Ft. Fisher. Approximately 30 PISTP volunteers and aquarium staff attended.
One dead loggerhead sea turtle reported on the rocks in Kure Beach-could not locate
One Loggerhead reported dead at Carolina Beach pier-necropsy completed-results sent to seaturtle.org
One loggerhead yearling taken to Top Sail-did not survive the night
Nola coordinated the release at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital with special recognition from Jean Beasley
One sea turtle hooked at KB pier-line broke before reeled in
One Kemps Ridley-caught on fishing line at AF Rec site-Cape Fear River- fishing line cut-transported to Top Sail- hook passed
No reported stranding activity
Kemps Ridley-AF Recreation Cape Fear River site hooked on fishing line-hook removed and released on site.
UNCW has documented the existence of Kemps Ridley in the Cape Fear River.
Should one witness or catch a sea turtle on a fishing line that is landed remember to cut the line at least 24 inches? Should the hook not be removable thus requiring transport to the turtle hospital a long line helps to aid the hospital staff in removal of the hook and lessens the possibility of additional treatment and possible surgery at NC State Veterinary School.
Starting September 1, Sylvia and Don will be volunteering at Volcano National Park on the Big Island in Hawaii. This requires a 3 month, 40 hour a week commitment on our part. On that note I am looking for volunteers to step forward with your availability for the coming months by responding to this e-mail. Please note what your interests are and days, weeks or months you will be available to be called on. All stranding calls are dispatched by Nancy.
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