Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: March 2, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 124.08 lbs.
Current Weight: 124.08 lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: New patient
Eau-phelia is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicates anemia and hypoglycemia. Eau-phelia is underweight and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and other epibiota that covered its body. The turtle is being treated with fluids, antibiotics, andiron. Hospital staff will closely monitor the turtle with routine bloodwork as its being treated.
Eau-phelia is named for Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. With a name like Eau (pronounced “O” – French for water) and the Atlantic on their door step, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is committed to ocean conservation and has dedicated their support to further LMC’s mission. Thank, Eau Palm Beach, for your generous support.
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.
03/20/2019 Eau-phelia is now eating very well and the white blood cell count is normal.
03/13/2019 - Eau-phelia is now eating very well and white blood cell count is normal.
03/02/2019 - New patient