Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: October 2, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL
Initial Weight: 13.68 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Issue: Unintentional fish hook
Rob is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked by a recreational fisherman at Dubois Park in Jupiter. The hook was removed from the turtle’s esophagus upon arrival. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas in the turtle’s intestines. Rob will receive fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as it is being treated. This turtle was a past LMC patient that originally arrived July 19, 2019 with a hook embedded in its right front flipper. The turtle was otherwise healthy and was released a few days later.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
11/19/2020 -- Rob was transferred to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon.
10/08/2020 - New Patient