Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: May 9, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 3.70 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.27 lbs.

Issue: Intestinal Issue
Current Condition: Released


Moonbeam is a juvenile green turtle patient that was found floating at a marina in Ft. Pierce. It had barnacles and leech eggs externally and has an intestinal issue. It is being treated with antibiotics as more intestinal tests are done.


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.


06/20/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moonbeam was released 6/14 from northern Martin County.

06/13/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Turtle has been approved for release!

06/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/30/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moonbeam’s white cell count is within normal limits. We will observe to see how stable is it before discontinuing medications.

05/24/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/16/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

05/09/2018 – New patient


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