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Brie

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: March 31, 2016
Stranding Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida

Initial Weight
: 75.9 lbs.
Current Weight: 99.35 lbs.

Issue: Chronic debilitation
Current Condition: Released

ADMISSION NOTE:

Brie is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal with a large amount of epibiota such as algae, barnacles, snails, and coral on its carapace. The turtle is chronically debilitated, lethargic, and underweight. Bloodwork showed that Brie is anemic and hypoglycemic. Radiographs showed an impacted intestinal tract. Brie will receive subcutaneous fluids and injections of vitamins, iron, and antibiotics. The turtle was put into fresh water for 2 days to kill off the epibiota, but is now in salt water.

PROGRESS KEY:

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.

PROGRESS NOTES:

10/26/2016Sea_turtle_icon(green)Released October 25th.

10/20/2016Sea_turtle_icon(green)Cleared for release. The release is tentatively scheduled for October 25th on Juno Beach behind Loggerhead Park. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.

10/14/2016Sea_turtle_icon(green)The anemia is resolved and the carapace is hardening quickly. Brie may be ready for release very soon.

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9/01/2016Sea_turtle_icon(green) The anemia is almost completely resolved. There are still a few soft areas on the carapace. Calcium supplements will be continued.

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8/7/2016 – Brie has been taken of all medications except iron and calcium. The anemia is resolving.

7/7/2016 – The anemia is slowly resolving. Calcium supplementation is being administered daily to help firm the carapace. Brie received a PIT tag and flipper tags.

6/8/2016 – The white cell count is within normal limits. All antibiotics have been discontinued. This turtle is still anemic. Iron supplements will continue to help with the anemia. This turtle is eating well.

5/19/2016 – Brie is slowly improving. There is a slow response from the bone marrow and the red blood cells are becoming more abundant.

4/28/2016 – Brie is now eating well. The intestinal impaction has resolved. The anemia is finally starting to resolve. Brie will continue antibiotics to help fight any unresolved infections.

4/2/2016 – Brie is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal with a large amount of epibiota such as algae, barnacles, snails, and coral on its carapace. The turtle is chronically debilitated, lethargic, and underweight. Bloodwork showed that Brie is anemic and hypoglycemic. Radiographs showed an impacted intestinal tract. Brie will receive subcutaneous fluids and injections of vitamins, iron, and antibiotics. The turtle was put into fresh water for 2 days to kill off the epibiota, but is now in salt water.

 

 

 

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