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Seamore

Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: March 8, 2019
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 5.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.3 lbs.

Issue: Debilitated

Seamore is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found in Juno Beach with a heavy epibiota load on its carapace and soft tissue. The turtle is underweight, lethargic, and in poor health overall due to being debilitated. Seamore alsohas wounds on its carapace, most likely from the heavy epibiota load, that will be treated topically. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and other epibiota that covered its body. We will monitor Seamore’s bloodwork closely as we treat with antibiotics.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

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.

PROGRESS NOTES:

05/16/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)The white cell count is coming down.

05/09/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seamore's white cell count remains slightly elevated.

05/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seamore's white cell count remains slightly elevated.

04/25/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seamore's white cell count is slightly elevated.

04/17/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seamore's white cell count is approaching normal.

04/11/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seamore's white cell count is continuing to improve.

04/04/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Seamore's white count is coming back down in response to the new antibiotics.

03/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Seamore's white count has risen sharply, so a new antibiotic has been started.

03/20/2019 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Seamore is now eating fairly aggressively and seems to be responding to treatment.

03/08/2019 -  New patient