Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: August 28, 2022
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 8.28 lbs.
Current Weight: 8.28 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder
Percy is a juvenile green sea turtle that presented as a "floater" off the coast of Martin County. This young turtle appears to be floating due to neurologic abnormalities that are causing unusual behavior, such as a lack of normal swim and dive response. Many things may cause the brain to malfunction in this way, including toxins or parasitic, bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. We are currently running tests to determine how to best treat Percy.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
8/30/2022 - Unfortunately Percy has succumbed to his injuries and is no longer with us. Percy was a juvenile green sea turtle who came in with life-threatening neurological issues. Dr. Barron replied, "We gave it our best shot, but he just couldn't pull through." A necropsy will be performed to better understand the cause of death.
8/29/2022 - New patient.