Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: March 17, 2018
Stranding Location: Walton Rocks Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 9.24 lbs.
Current Weight: 10.08 lbs.
Issue: Fishing line entanglement
Current Condition: Released
Finnigan is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found washed up on Walton Rocks Beach with line around its neck and front flippers. We will treat the entanglement wounds topically ,and will monitor bloodwork closely as we treat with antibiotics.
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.
06/20/2018 – Finnigan was released 6/20 from northern Martin County.
05/30/2018 – Finnigan’s white cell count is now within normal limits. Medications will be discontinued if this continues.
04/26/2018 – Finnigan’s white cell count is now approaching normal limits.
04/20/2018 – Entanglement wounds are now improving.
04/11/2018 – Entanglement wounds have worsened slightly, but treatment is continuing.
03/29/2018 – Finnigan is responding well to treatment.
03/17/2018 – New patient