Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta, caretta)
Arrival Date: February 23, 2022
Stranding Location: Marco Island, FL
Initial Weight: 104.1 lbs.
Current Weight: 104.1 lbs.
Issue: Hook Ingestion; Watercraft Injury
Bart is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found stranded on Marco Island. After receiving initial care at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, the turtle was transferred to LMC for continued care. The turtle has a hook in its mouth, and boat strike injuries to its head and carapace.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
03/02/2022 - Bart showed a significant decline in condition over the past week as a result of the traumatic injures. It was decided that humanely ending the turtle’s suffering was the best thing for it, so it was humanely euthanized this morning.
02/23/2022 - New Patient