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Lincoln

Species: Green Sea Turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: February 15, 2016
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 2.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 3.85 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: Released

ADMISSION NOTE:

Lincoln is a juvenile green sea turtle that stranded in the FPL St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant intake canal.  Lincoln was very lethargic upon arrival, and there is an injury to the right eye lid. The eye injury will be treated with an antibiotic ophthalmic ointment daily. Bloodwork and radiographs were done, showing no clear sign of a particular cause for stranding.  Lincoln will be closely monitored as we determine the reason for its stranding.

PROGRESS NOTES:

7/07/2016 – Lincoln was released from Coral Cove Park on June 30, 2016.

6/08/2016 – Bloodwork looks to be within normal limits. The plan will be to discontinue antibiotics next week.

5/19/2016 – A coelomic culture was done, but we are still waiting on results. The preliminary results are negative. The current treatment plan will be continued.

4/28/2016 – Lincoln’s anemia is slowly resolving. Bloodwork appears to be within normal limits. This turtle is still on antibiotics.

4/2/2016 – Lincoln’s eye is healing well and treatment frequency has been reduced. The turtle is anemic and shows internal fluids that appear infected. The turtle is receiving antibiotics and is doing fairly well.

2/24/2016 – Lincoln is a juvenile green sea turtle that stranded in the FPL St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant intake canal.  Lincoln was very lethargic upon arrival, and there is an injury to the right eye lid. The eye injury will be treated with an antibiotic ophthalmic ointment daily. Bloodwork and radiographs were done, showing no clear sign of a particular cause for stranding.  Lincoln will be closely monitored as we determine the reason for its stranding.

 

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