Auntie Roe

Auntie Roe

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: October 15, 2015
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 49.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 63.65 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: Improving

Admission Note:

Auntie Roe came to us from the Power Plant Intake Canal in St. Lucie. There is an old healed wound most likely made by a shark to the right side of the carapace. The right rear flipper was partially removed by the shark. The turtle has a low level of both red and white blood cells and is underweight. We have started an antibiotic regime as we continue to closely monitor Auntie Roe.

PROGRESS NOTES:

5/19/2016 – Auntie Roe has been released. The satellite transmitter is showing the movement of the turtle. You can follow Auntie Roe’s movement on our web page.

4/28/2016 –  Auntie Roe has been cleared for release next week. The turtle is being fitted with a satellite-linked transmitter so that we can monitor the turtle’s movements and behavior after release.

4/2/2016 – Auntie Roe is gaining weight and doing very well. We have the satellite transmitter on hand to apply once the carapace is fully recovered (hardened).

2/24/2016 – Auntie Roe continues to do well and we have ordered a satellite transmitter. The turtle is only receiving oral vitamins, and inject-able iron.

2/1/2016 – Auntie Roe continues to do well while in the big tank.

1/8/2016 – Auntie Roe has been taken off of all antibiotics and has been moved to the large tank. The turtle appears to be doing very well and gaining weight.

12/17/2015  Auntie Roe’s overall condition is continuing to improve.

11/30/2015  Auntie Roe continues to improve and is now gaining weight.  The turtle received a parasite treatment.  The anemia is now resolving.

11/01/2015 – Auntie Roe is slowly responding to treatment.  The turtle is now eating well and should begin gaining weight soon.  Turtle is receiving multiple drugs for the various issues.

10/26/2015 – Auntie Roe came to us from the Power Plant Intake Canal in St. Lucie. There is an old healed wound most likely made by a shark to the right side of the carapace. The right rear flipper was partially removed by the shark. The turtle has a low level of both red and white blood cells and is underweight. We have started an antibiotic regime as we continue to closely monitor Auntie Roe.

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