Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: September 6, 2019
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 10.69 lbs.
Current Weight: 10.4 lbs.
Issue: Unintentional Boat Strike, Buoyancy
Oaky is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating and unable to dive in the Intracoastal Waterway in Juno Beach. There is a healing unintentional boat strike injury to the carapace that most likely occurred several months before arrival to The Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC. Radiographs show a large amount of gas in the intestines that is most likely due to an intestinal infection. Oaky will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as the buoyancy disorder and carapace injury 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.
10/17/2019 - Oaky's white cell count is remaining normal and its treatment has been reduced.
10/10/2019 - Oaky's white cell count is approaching normal values.
10/03/2019 -Oaky's carapace wound is healing well.
09/26/2019 -Oaky's white cell count is coming down.
09/19/2019 -Oaky has been placed in deeper water and is diving well.
09/12/2019 - New Patient