Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: February 16, 2023
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant, FL
Admission Weight: 10.12 lbs.
Current Weight: 11.7 lbs.
Initial Condition: Emaciated and lethargic
Munchkin is a juvenile green found by the Inwater Research Group at the St. Lucie Power Plant. Emaciated and lethargic. No apparent injuries. Receiving supportive care with antibiotics and fluids.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
4/28/2023 - Munchkin was successfully released last week.
4/21/2023 - Munchkin has been cleared for release.
3/31/2023 - Starting to gain weight.
3/10/2023 - Antibiotics have been discontinued.
3/3/2023 - Eating well and is active. Still thin. Moved to a larger deep water tank.
2/24/2023 - Started eating on own on Friday so discontinued tube feeding.
2/16/2023 - New patient.