Krebster

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: April 13, 2017
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 61.35 lbs.
Current Weight: 72.3 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: Improving

ADMISSION NOTE:

Krebster is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, and iron. Krebster was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and other epibiota that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Krebster.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

07/12/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Released Today!

07/05/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green) Krebster has been cleared for release. please check our Facebook page for release details.

06/28/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/21/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/15/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Turtle has been tagged for eventual release.

06/08/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Krebster is responding well to treatments and will be tagged this week for expectations of eventual release.

05/31/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Krebster has been moved to deeper water and has been doing well.

05/17/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/11/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/03/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green) The white cell count is slightly elevated. The bloodwork shows that the bone marrow is beginning to respond to treatment.

04/13/2017 – Krebster is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, and iron. Krebster was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and other epibiota that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Krebster.

 

 

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