Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: April 24, 2023
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant
Admission Weight: 185 lbs.
Current Weight: 190.1 lbs.
Initial Condition: Entanglement
Dora is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group in St. Lucie County. Monofilament line constriction wounds on both front flippers and neck. Left flipper was surgically amputated. Right front flipper was debrided and has a honey bandage. Slow recovery from surgery so receiving supportive care in the hospital.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
5/12/2023 - Treatment includes antibiotics, pain medications, iron.
4/28/2023 - New patient