Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: November 6, 2019
Stranding Location: Blowing Rocks Preserve, FL
Initial Weight: 6.34 lbs.
Current Weight: 7.04 lbs.
Moose is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore at Blowing Rocks Preserve near Hobe Sound. The turtle has predator bite wounds to its carapace and plastron. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas in the intestines. The wounds will be treated with betadine and therapeutic laser. Moose will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as its wounds are treated.
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.
01/30/2020 -Moose was released from Blowing Rocks on Jan. 29!
01/23/2020 -Moose is remaining normal without treatment, so it was tagged today and may be released soon.
01/16/2020 -Moose has been taken off all antibiotics.
01/09/2020 -Moose's white cell count has not gone up since we began reducing antibiotics.
01/02/2020 -Moose's white cell count continues to be normal, so we have begun to reduce the antibiotics the turtle is taking.
12/26/2019 -Moose’s white cell count is remaining normal. We may start to reduce medication next week.
12/19/2019 -Moose's white cell count is back down to normal.
12/12/2019 -Moose's white cell count went back up slightly, but we are just observing it at this time.
12/05/2019 -Moose's white cell count is back to normal with the new treatment regimen.
11/27/2019 -Moose's white cell count went back up, so the treatment regimen was changed.
11/21/2019 -Moose's white cell count is approaching normal levels.
11/14/2019 - Moose is eating well and behaving normally.
11/07/2019 - New Patient