Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: July 15, 2017
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 48.3 lbs.
Current Weight: 48.3 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy disorder
Current Condition: New Arrival
Tobias is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found unable to dive in the Intracoastal Waterway in Hobe Sound. Radiographs show a large amount of gas throughout the intestines which is the cause for the floating. The carapace is also damaged from old boat strike injuries. We will monitor Tobias’s health with follow-up radiographs and weekly bloodwork as we treat the flotation issue.
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.
09/06/2017 – Tobias was released privately from Juno Beach today. With the threat of hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida, this was the best option for the safety of the turtle that was medically cleared for release by our staff veterinarian.
08/23/2017 – All medications have been discontinued.
07/27/2017 – Tobias is exhibiting normal behavior. The turtle was tagged with week in preparation for release in the near future.
07/27/2017 – Tobias has improved dramatically and appetite is excellent.