Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: March 8, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 3.74 lbs.
Current Weight: 8.05 lbs.
Tango is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found in Jensen Beach with a heavy epibiota load on its carapace. The turtle is underweight, lethargic, and in poor health overall due to being debilitated. Tango also has wounds on its carapace from the heavy epibiota load that will be treated topically. We will monitor Tango's bloodwork closely as we treat with antibiotics.
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.
06/13/2019 -Tango has been cleared for release next week.
06/06/2019 -Tango was taken off all meds and was tagged for eventual release.
05/30/2019 -Tango was taken off all meds and was tagged for eventual release.
05/23/2019 -Tango’s white cell count is now normal.
05/16/2019 -Tangos' white cell count continues to decline.
05/09/2019 -Tango's white cell count is almost back to normal.
05/05/2019 -Tango's white cell count is going down again.
04/25/2019 -Tango's white cell count is slightly elevated.
04/17/2019 -Tango's white cell count is approaching normal
04/04/2019 - Tango's white cell count is coming down.
03/27/2019 - Tango is off parenteral nutrition and is eating very well.
03/14/2019 - Tango has finally begun to eat and the parenteral nutrition is being phased out.
03/08/2019 - New patient