Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: December 31, 2018
Stranding Location: North Palm Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 79.0 lbs.
Current Weight: 79.0 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy (intestinal)
Eve is a subadult green turtle patient that was found on Little Munion Island. Radiographs indicate that the turtle has an intestinal buoyancy problem and was then hit by a boat with significant damage to its carapace and plastron. The turtle is missing its right rear flipper and a large section of its left carapace, both probably occurring when the turtle was a hatchling. Staff members are attempting to stabilize the carapace and plastron. Extensive treatment will be needed to save this turtle.
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.
01/10/2019 - Eve succumb to her internal injuries from the boat strike.
12/31/2018 - New patient