Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta, caretta)
Arrival Date: March 30, 2022
Stranding Location: Vero Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 144.1 lbs.
Current Weight: 144.1 lbs.
Issue: Entanglement; Healed Watercraft Injury; Pneumonia
Sweet Reese is subadult sea turtle patient that was found stranded in Vero Beach. The turtle arrived with braided line entangled around its right front flipper. Sweet Reese also has pneumonia and old, healed boat strike injuries to its carapace. The turtle will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
04/11/2022 - Sweet Reese has been transferred to another rehab facility while we are working on our new water system.
04/01/2022 - New Patient