Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: February 4, 2019
Stranding Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Initial Weight: 54.1 lbs.
Current Weight: 47.2 lbs.
Flynn is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating offshore near the Fort Pierce Inlet. The turtle has an old healed wound on the carapace from an unintentional boat strike. Flynn will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as the buoyancy disorder is treated.
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.
05/16/2019 -Flynn was released offshore with the help of Jupiter Dive Center!
05/09/2019 -Flynn is doing very well and resting under the ledge regularly. Release will be in the near future.
05/05/2019 -Flynn is being moved to Big Blue to see how it does in deeper water without any weight on its carapace.
04/25/2019 -Flynn had difficulty with the new weight, so we have increased it again and will reduce it more slowly in the future.
04/17/2019 -Flynn is doing well since being taken off all medication and the carapace weight was reduced again, now to only 8 ounces.
04/11/2019 -Flynn has been taken off all medication and the carapace weight was reduced again, now to only 9 ounces.
04/04/2019 - Flynn's white cell count is down to normal and the carapace weight has been reduced again.
03/27/2019 - Flynn's white cell count is finally coming back down.
03/20/2019 Flynn's white cell count continued increasing, so the treatment regimen was changed. The carapace weights were reduced by about 20% this week and the turtle continues to rest flat on the bottom.
03/13/2019 - Flynn's white cell count appears to be going up. It will be re-evaluated this week.
03/06/2019 - Flynn's white cell count is now normal.
02/27/2019 - Flynn's white cell count is now coming down.
02/21/2019 - Flynn's white cell count is going up, so the treatment regimen has been amended.
02/13/2019 - Flynn has a lead weight placed on its carapace and i able to rest on the bottom comfortably.
02/06/2019 - New patient