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Squash

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: November 11, 2016
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, Florida

Initial Weight
: 99.9 lbs.
Current Weight: 104.72

Issue: Buoyancy
Current Condition: Improving

ADMISSION NOTE:

Squash, a sub-adult Loggerhead Sea Turtle, was found floating and unable to dive. The turtle was seen at Indian RiverSide Park, and Florida Fish and Wildlife officers brought the turtle to us late in the evening. Upon arrival the turtle was very active and covered in a variety of epibiota. Bloodwork and radiographs will help us to determine the cause for the buoyancy.

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:

04/05/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Squash was released from Loggerhead Park on April 5th. View photos here >>

03/30/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Squash has been cleared for release. Please visit our FB page for release details.

03/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The turtle continues to do well. The anemia is slowly resolving and getting close to a normal level.

03/01/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/16/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Squash was tagged today in anticipation for being cleared for release in the near future. The turtle will be moved into Big Blue (a larger tank).

01/25/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/12/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The buoyancy issue now appears to be completely resolved.

01/04/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/29/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/21/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/14/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The buoyancy issue has resolved.

12/09/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)The buoyancy issue has not completely resolved, but the turtle is doing well and eating well.

11/30/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Squash was found floating in the ICW in Jensen Beach. Radiographs revealed free air in the coelom. Two different coelomic taps have been done, removing about 5.5 liters of air. One more tap may be necessary, but turtle is doing much better and is eating well.

11/12/2016 – Squash, a sub-adult Loggerhead Sea Turtle, was found floating and unable to dive. The turtle was seen at Indian RiverSide Park, and Florida Fish and Wildlife officers brought the turtle to us late in the evening. Upon arrival the turtle was very active and covered in a variety of epibiota. Bloodwork and radiographs will help us to determine the cause for the buoyancy.

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