Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: January 26, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL
Initial Weight: 4.97 Ibs.
Current Weight: 4.97 Ibs.
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.
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.
03/22/2018 – Lettie was released at Walton Rocks Beach on 3/20/18.
03/14/2018 – Lettie has been taken off all antibiotics and will be tagged later this week.
03/01/2018 – Lettie’s white cell count remains slightly elevated. The current treamtent plan will continue.
02/07/2018 – The white cell count is slowly decreasing. Treatment will be continued.
01/26/18 – New patient