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Bob Ford

Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: May 10, 2019
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: 4.49 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.80 lbs.

Issue: Infection

Bob Ford is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Hobe Sound. Bloodwork shows an elevated white cell count, indicating a systemic infection. The turtle will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as we treat its infection.



Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.


06/13/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Bob Ford has shown significant improvement this week.

06/06/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Bob Ford’s white cell count is approaching normal.

05/30/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Bob Ford’s almost finished passing plastic and is doing well.

05/23/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Bob Ford’s white cell count is coming down slowly and the turtle is passing a large amount of large pieces of plastic.

05/16/2019 -  New patient