Species: Green sea turtle
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.
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.
06/20/2018 – Moonbeam was released 6/14 from northern Martin County.
06/13/2018 – Turtle has been approved for release!
05/30/2018 – Moonbeam’s white cell count is within normal limits. We will observe to see how stable is it before discontinuing medications.
05/09/2018 – New patient