Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: March 8, 2019
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 5.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 7.92 lbs.
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.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
08/09/2019 -This week Seamore began developing some fibropappiloma tumors on its rear flippers, so the turtle was transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for FP treatment.
08/05/2019 -Seamore’s white cell count is up only slightly. We will just observe what it does by next week before making any changes.
07/26/2019 -Seamore is currently off all medication and the blood values were normal this week.
07/18/2019 -Seamore had a blood culture taken this week and we are waiting on the results.
07/11/2019 -Seamore has been taken off all antibiotics so that we can get a blood culture from it.
07/04/2019 -Seamore’s white cell count is giving signs of a systemic infection. A blood culture will be taken in the near future.
06/27/2019 -Seamore’s white cell count is remaining normal.
06/20/2019 -Seamore’s white cell count is remaining normal.
06/13/2019 -Seamore’s white cell count is back to normal with new treatment regimen.
06/06/2019 -Seamore’s treatment regimen has been changed.
05/30/2019 -Seamore was tagged this week for eventual release.
05/23/2019 -Seamore’s white cell count is approaching normal.
05/16/2019 -The white cell count is coming down.
05/09/2019 -Seamore's white cell count remains slightly elevated.
05/05/2019 -Seamore's white cell count remains slightly elevated.
04/25/2019 -Seamore's white cell count is slightly elevated.
04/17/2019 -Seamore's white cell count is approaching normal.
04/11/2019 -Seamore's white cell count is continuing to improve.
04/04/2019 - Seamore's white count is coming back down in response to the new antibiotics.
03/27/2019 - Seamore's white count has risen sharply, so a new antibiotic has been started.
03/20/2019 Seamore is now eating fairly aggressively and seems to be responding to treatment.
03/08/2019 - New patient