Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: December 18, 2022
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant, FL
Admission Weight: 7.92 lbs.
Current Weight: 7.88 lbs.
Initial Condition: Lesions
Linnea is a juvenile green found at the St. Lucie power plant with carapace and head lesions.Currently positive for GI parasite. Treatment includes medihoney bandage and antibiotics.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
2/8/2023 - Linnea was successfully released on February 9 from Jensen Beach.
1/20/2023 - Currently positive for GI parasite.Treatment includes wound debridement, silver sulfadiazine cream, antiparasitics and antibiotics. We will recheck a fecal sample for the parasite in a month. Linnea will be quarantined until the fecal sample is negative.
1/13/2023 - Linnea will be quarantined until the fecal sample is negative.
12/28/2022 - New patient.