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Eve

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.

 

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:

01/10/2019 - Eve succumb to her internal injuries from the boat strike.

12/31/2018 -  New patient