Species: Hawksbill sea turtle
Arrival Date: May 13, 2018
Stranding Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Initial Weight: .52 lbs.
Current Weight: .72 lbs.
Current Condition: Stable
Sherman is a tiny juvenile hawksbill patient that was found at Vero Beach. It is a wash back and has some difficulty swimming. Radiographs revealed very loose joints in the shoulders and hips. The turtle has a good appetite.
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.
06/27/2018 – Sherman was released offshore on 6/22!
06/20/2018 – Sherman is now eating well and defecating appropriately.
06/13/2018 – Sherman has passed more plastic and feces, but is still not eating well.
06/07/2018 – Sherman is having issues with food passing through its GI tract. Special radiographs are being taken this week.
05/30/2018 – Sherman has just begun to eat better and is swimming better and gaining weight.
05/16/2018 – Sherman is passing some plastic and the appetite has decreased.
05/16/2018 – New Patient