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 a 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