Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: April 14, 2020
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 151.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 151.8 lbs..
Issue: Flipper wound
Te Fiti is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle has a deep wound on its right front flipper from an unknown cause. The wound will be treated topically with honey and therapeutic laser. Te Fiti will receive antibiotics and be closely monitored by hospital staff as its wound is treated.
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.
05/15/2020 -Te Fiti's white cell count is remaining normal and the turtle is progressing well.
05/08/2020 -Te Fiti's white cell count is remaining normal.
05/01/2020 -Te Fiti's white cell count is now normal.
04/24/2020 -Te Fiti's white cell count has gone up, so a new antibiotic has been added.
04/17/2020 - New Patient