Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: September 16, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 6.07 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.16 lbs.
Airlie is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle has apparent marine mammal bite wounds, most likely from a dolphin, to its carapace, plastron, and left front flipper. Airlie was originally captured, tagged, and released by biologists from Inwater Research Group on February 2nd, 2019 as part of an ongoing project. The turtle will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as its wounds are treated.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
12/05/2019 -Airlie was released 12/4/19 from Jensen Beach.
11/27/2019 -Airlie has been medically cleared and will likely be released next week.
11/21/2019 -Airlie's medication has now been totally discontinued.
11/14/2019 -Airlie's medication has been reduced.
11/07/2019 - Airlie's white cell count is remaining normal. We will likely reduce the medication soon.
10/31/2019 -Airlie's white cell count is back to normal with the new treatment and all topical treatment has been discontinued.
10/24/2019 -Airlie's white cell count went back up so treatment has been modified.
10/17/2019 - Airlie's white cell count is down to normal for the first time since arrival!
10/10/2019 - Airlie's white cell count is coming back down with treatment.
10/03/2019 -Airlie is responding well the the aggressive treatment.
09/26/2019 -Airlie is exhibiting a necrotizing infection and the wounds are being debrided aggressively and being treat aggressively.
09/19/2019 -New Patient