MERR Institute rescues sea turtle

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. – In Fenwick, a juvenile sea turtle was rescued by members of the MERR Institute on Thursday.

MERR says they got a call from a Keenwich on the Bay resident who discovered the turtle with an injury on its little head. MERR brought the little guy back to their facilities and found it to be underweight and dehydrated. We’re told this little guy is part of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle species, which are very rare and listed as critically endangered. The team named the turtle Dread Pirate Roberts, Pirate for short because of its eye, but it will be renamed at the National Aquarium, where it will stay for rehabilitation.

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