Dr. Paul

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: April 17, 2017
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 101.35 lbs.
Current Weight: 105.45

Issue: Fishery interaction and chronic debilitation
Current Condition: Improving

ADMISSION NOTE:

Dr. Paul is a sub-adult loggerhead that was hooked by a recreational angler at the Juno Beach Pier. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, and iron. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and other epibiota that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Dr. Paul.

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:

07/12/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Released Today!

07/05/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green) Dr. Paul has been cleared for release. Please check our Facebook page for release details.

06/28/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/21/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Turtle has been tagged for eventual release.

06/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Dr. Paul received medication for intestinal parasites. The white cell count is approaching normal limits.

05/31/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/17/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/11/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/03/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The white cell count is slightly elevated. The bone marrow has not responded yet to treatment. The turtle’s appetite is good.

04/17/2017 – Dr. Paul is a sub-adult loggerhead that was hooked by a recreational angler at the Juno Beach Pier. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, and iron. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and other epibiota that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Dr. Paul.

 

 

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