Big Chase

Big Chase

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Species: Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)

Arrival Date
: March 13, 2021
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 180.84 lbs.
Current Weight: 195 lbs.

Issue: Intestinal Impaction - Chronic Debilitation

Big Chase is a subadult male loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found by biologists from Inwater Research Group at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle is underweight, and radiographs revealed an intestinal impaction of crab shells and large barnacles. Big Chase will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as he receives treatment.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.

PROGRESS NOTES:

07/19/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Big Chase was released from Loggerhead Park on July 14, 2021. Watch release video here >

07/09/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Big Chase has been medically cleared for release. Release details here >

07/02/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Big Chase has made excellent progress and is completing the second portion of a clinical project this month. We anticipate that he will be medically cleared for release shortly after.

06/25/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

06/18/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

06/11/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

06/04/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Big Chase has made excellent progress. He is eating well, and is very active. He continues to be treated for anemia, but is doing well overall. Big Chase's prognosis is excellent.

05/28/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/21/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/14/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/07/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Big Chase has made excellent progress. He is eating well, gaining weight and is very active. He continues to be treated for anemia, but is doing well overall. Big Chase’s prognosis is excellent.

04/30/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

04/23/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

04/16/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/09/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/02/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Big Chase is a subadult male loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found by biologists from Inwater Research Group at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle is underweight, and radiographs revealed an intestinal impaction of crab shells and large barnacles. Big Chase will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics as he receives treatment.

03/25/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

03/19/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)New Patient

03/13/2021 - New Patient