Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: March 2, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 124.08 lbs.
Current Weight: 139.9 lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Eau-phelia is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found in FPL's St. Lucie site 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.
07/02/2019 -Eau-phelia was released on 07/02/2019!
06/20/2019 -Eau-phelia’s anemia is resolved and we are hopeful it can be released soon.
06/13/2019 -Eau-phelia’s anemia is within 1% of being completely resolved, so release is likely very soon.
06/06/2019 -Eau-phelia appears healthy and we are just waiting for the anemia to completely resolve.
05/30/2019 -Eau-phelia was tagged this week for eventual release.
05/23/2019 -Eau-phelia is doing well off of medications.
05/16/2019 -Eau-phelia has now been taken off almost all medication.
05/09/2019 -Eau-phelia is no longer anemic.
05/05/2019 -Eau-pheli's bone marrow continues to respond causing the anemia to gradually resolve.
04/25/2019 -Eau-phelia was started on parasite treatment this week.
04/17/2019 -The anemia is resolving and will be starting on treatment for parasites soon.
04/11/2019 -Eau-phelia continues to improve
04/04/2019 - Eau-phelia's bone marrow has begun producing new red blood cells, definitely a good sign.
03/27/2019 - Eau-phelia continues to do well.
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