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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: February 1, 2019
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: 34.1 lbs.
Current Weight: 34.1 lbs.

Issue: Intestinal Buoyancy

Coley is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound. Radiographs taken upon arrival show that the patient is constipated and has a lot of gas inside its gastrointestinal tract. The buildup of gas is most likely due to an intestinal infection. The turtle also has a lesion on its right rear flipper that will be treated topically. Coley will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as we treat its buoyancy disorder.



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.


04/11/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Coley was released from Coral Cove!

04/04/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Coley was tagged this week in preparation for release in the near future.

03/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Coley's white cell count is down to normal.

03/20/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Coley is doing well on the new treatment.

03/13/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Coley's white blood cell count went back up, so treatment regimen has been changed.

03/06/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Coley's white blood cell count is approaching normal.

02/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Coley's white blood cell count is coming down.

02/21/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Coley is responding to treatment and eating well.

02/09/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Coley is no longer bouyant and is able to rest on the bottom.

02/06/2019 -  New patient