Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: July 16, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL
Initial Weight: 181.1 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Issue: Boat Strike, Debilitation
Camper is a subadult loggerhead that was seen multiple times over several weeks at Coral Cove. It had an old boat injury to the caudal carapace and the right front flipper was missing about half of its length. The turtle was lethargic. The cause of the lethargy is under investigation. Leeches were found in the turtle’s mouth, so it was placed in fresh water for a time.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
07/23/2020 -Camper's white blood cell count remains and the turtle is being evaluated for several issues related to trauma.
07/16/2020 - New Patient