Lowell


Species
: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Stranding Date: November 22, 2010
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant

Initial Weight
: 102.19 lbs.
Injury: Caught in power plant intake canal

 

 

ADMISSION NOTE:

Lowell is a sub adult Loggerhead sea turtle, that was recovered from the power plant intake canal. The turtle has an old motorcraft injury (propeller hit) to the carapace which has caused spinal cord damage and paralysis of both rear flippers.

PROGRESS NOTES:

12/12/2010 – Lowell has begun an antibiotic regimen and will undergo surgical debridement of the wound to promote healing.

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