Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: January 23, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL
Initial Weight: 192.06 lbs.
Current Weight: 203.4 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder
Annie Beau is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found floating and unable to dive near the Jupiter Lighthouse. Radiographs revealed a large amount of air and crab shells throughout the turtle’s intestines. Annie Beau was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles, leeches, and other epibiota that covered its body. The turtle is receiving fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as the buoyancy disorder is 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.
02/13/2020 - Annie beau was given more mineral oil this week and continues to pass small amounts of feces but not mineral oil yet.
02/06/2020 -Annie Beau is still floating. The turtle was given mineral oil orally to dislodge any blockage.
01/30/2020 - New Patient