Pier: This juvenile loggerhead sea turtle suffered a massive shark bite to the carapace (shell) and remarkably, escaped otherwise unscathed. Luckily, fishermen on the Folly Beach fishing pier caught the injured turtle on hook and line and notified proper authorities so the turtle could be transported to the Sea Turtle Hospital and returned to optimal health.
|Pier's first swim in the Sea Turtle Hospital.|
|Close up of Pier's wound during admission.|
|A remarkable amount of healing has taken place in only 2 months!|
|Grover's behavior and physical condition improved greatly after 4 months of rehabilitation.|
|The colors of Grover's plastron, carapace and skin has improved dramatically!|
Sea Turtle Rescue Program Manager
PS - Remember to arrive extra early to get a parking place and a good viewing spot on the ropes!