Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: January 26, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 4.97 Ibs.
Current Weight: 4.97 Ibs.

Issue: Debilitated
Current Condition: Improving


Lettie is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in Fort Pierce lethargic and emaciated, with algae covering its carapace and soft tissue. Bloodwork shows a high white cell count indicating a systemic infection. We will monitor Lettie closely and repeat bloodwork often as we treat with antibiotics. 


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.


03/22/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Lettie was released at Walton Rocks Beach on 3/20/18.

03/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Lettie has been taken off all antibiotics and will be tagged later this week.

03/09/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/01/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Lettie’s white cell count remains slightly elevated. The current treamtent plan will continue.

02/23/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) The white cell count is slowly decreasing. Treatment will be continued.

01/26/18 – New patient

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