Pearson

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: May 11, 2016
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 78.45 lbs.
Current Weight: 82.9 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation and Fishing Line Entanglement
Current Condition: Released

Admission Note:

Pearson is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The turtle had also become entangled with the fishing line on its right front flipper. The turtle was kept in fresh water for the first couple of days to remove any epibiota such as leeches, algae, and barnacles. Pearson started receiving fluids, antibiotics, and iron injections as prescribed by the veterinarian.

PROGRESS KEY:

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.

More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

10/26/2016Released October 25th.

10/20/2016Cleared for release. The release is tentatively scheduled for October 25th on Juno Beach behind Loggerhead Park. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.

10/14/2016Pearson’s carapace seems to be firming quickly and the turtle may be ready for release very soon.

9/29/2016 – 

9/22/2016 – 

9/14/2016 – 

9/07/2016

9/01/2016Pearson continues to receive calcium supplementation to firm the carapace.

8/25/2016

8/17/2016

8/11/2016

8/7/2016Pearson’s blood values are all within normal limits. We are waiting for the shell to firm and are supplementing with calcium tablets.

7/7/2016The anemia has been resolved. The bloodwork is all within normal limits. Pearson will receive a PIT tag and flipper tags in the next few days.

6/8/2016Pearson’s white cell count was previously elevated but is now approaching normal. One antibiotic has been discontinued. The turtle continues to be treated for anemia.

5/11/2016Pearson is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The turtle had also become entangled with the fishing line on its right front flipper. The turtle was kept in fresh water for the first couple of days to remove any epibiota such as leeches, algae, and barnacles. Pearson started receiving fluids, antibiotics, and iron injections as prescribed by the veterinarian.

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