Sanderson 10.9.2019


Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: October 7, 2019
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 6.48 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.60 lbs.

Issue: Infection

Sanderson is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore near the St. Lucie Inlet. The turtle has a bite wound on its left rear flipper. Initial bloodwork shows a high white cell count, indicating a systemic infection. The wound will be treated with topical antibiotics and therapeutic laser. Injectable antibiotics will be given to treat the systemic infection. We will monitor both the wound and the white cell count closely.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) 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.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.


12/12/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sanderson was released on 12/11

12/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sanderson will be released soon.

11/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Sanderson has been medically cleared for released.

11/21/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Sanderson has been taken off all medication

11/14/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Sanderson's white cell count remains normal, so treatments have been reduced.

11/07/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Sanderson's white cell count is remaining normal.

10/31/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sanderson's white cell count is normal.

10/24/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sanderson's wounds on its flipper are healing very quickly.

10/17/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sanderson's white cell count is slowly coming down.

10/09/2019 - New Patient