Galvez

Galvez

Galvez 2.24.2021

 

Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: February 23, 2021
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 5.06 lbs.
Current Weight: 5.2 lbs.

Issue: Gastrointestinal disorder, externally hooked

Galvez is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked near the Juno Beach Pier. The turtle also arrived with a gastrointestinal issue. Galvez will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork. Galvez was named by the students of Oppe Elementary Campus of Coastal Studies located in Galveston, Texas. These students won first place in our 2020 Unwrap the Waves competition by collecting more than 9,000 candy wrappers to be fully recycled.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.

PROGRESS NOTES:

04/16/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Galvez was released on April 15, 2021 from Juno Beach. View video from the release here >

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04/02/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galvez has made excellent progress these past few weeks and is eating well and gaining weight. The turtle’s behavior has improved significantly and the hospital staff will continue to monitor Galvez’s progress. Galvez’s prognosis is excellent.

03/25/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

03/19/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

03/11/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

03/03/2021 - Galvez has made excellent progress these past few weeks and is eating well and gaining weight. The
turtle’s behavior has improved significantly and the hospital staff will continue to monitor Galvez’s progress. Galvez’s prognosis is excellent.

02/25/2021 - New Patient