Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: December 29, 2018
Stranding Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Initial Weight: 33.7 lbs.
Current Weight: 33.7 lbs.
Current Condition: New patient
Geppetto is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal by boaters. The turtle has an old healed wound on the carapace from an unknown cause. Radiographs taken upon arrival show a large amount of gas in the intestines. The gas is most likely due to an intestinal infection. Bloodwork shows a systemic infection. Geppetto 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.
01/10/2019 - Geppetto is now eating well, but is still floating continuously.
12/31/2018 - New patient