Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: July 1, 2018
Stranding Location: North Palm Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 9.11 Ibs.
Current Weight: 9.11 Ibs.
Star is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway. The turtle is debilitated and has had a chronic systemic infection. The turtle also has an old boat strike injury to the back of the carapace. The bones in the pelvis and rear flippers were shattered and have healed, creating malformed rear flippers, especially on the right side. The turtle has been started on antibiotics and will receive intravenous Parenteral Nutrition starting in the next few days. We will monitor the infection and overall health of the turtle with weekly bloodwork.
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.
07/01/18 – Star succumbed to it’s injuries. A necropsy was performed that indicated kidney damage due to a mass of feces accumulating in the cloaca due to nerve damage from the previous boat strike injury.In addition, Star had a wound that penetrated into the coelomic cavity and was causing an infection and damage to the intestinal tract.
07/01/18 – New patient