Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: November 21, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 123.81 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Hermé is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia and hypoglycemia. Herme is underweight and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. Hermé is receiving fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as it's being 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.
12/05/2019 - Herme is now eating well and should begin responding to the medication soon.
11/21/2019 - New Patient