Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: March 8, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 3.74 lbs.
Current Weight: 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.
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