Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: July 18, 2019
Stranding Location: Stuart, FL
Initial Weight: 79.86 lbs.
Current Weight: 79.6 lbs.
Issue: Possible biotoxin
Seiche (pronounced SAYSH) is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart. The turtle was potentially exposed to a biotoxin, that is causing its muscles to continuously spasm. Seiche was also experiencing seizures upon arrival, that were stopped with the use of anti-seizure medication. The turtle will be monitored closely as we treat its symptoms.
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.
08/16/2019 - Seiche will likely be released next month.
08/09/2019 - Seiche will be considered for release soon.
08/05/2019 - Seiche is recovering quickly and all symptoms seem to have resolved. The turtle has been tagged for eventual release.
07/18/2019 - New Patient