Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: December 15, 2019
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 60.54 lbs.
Current Weight: 77.2 lbs.
Issue: Unintentionally Hooked & Underweight
Turbo is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The hook in the turtle’s mouth was removed upon arrival. Turbo is underweight, and radiographs revealed an intestinal impaction with a large amount of crab shells. The turtle is receiving fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as it's being treated.
LMC and FPL enjoy a near four decade long partnership dating back to the Center's founding in 1983. Turbo is named in honor of this year's Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon presenting sponsorship from Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®. FPL leverages innovative technology to deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy to more than 5 million customers in Florida, while maintaining a carbon emissions profile that is approximately 30 percent cleaner than the U.S. industry average.
FPL and Manatee Lagoon hosted a social media vote to identify a favorite solar-themed sea turtle name. The winning name, "Turbo" was revealed at the Eleventh Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon.
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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.
03/05/2020 -Turbo has been approved for release next week.
02/27/2020 -Turbo has been taken off all medication and the turtle was tagged today for eventual release.
02/20/2020 -Turbo’s white cell count is remaining normal and the turtle may be taken off all medication next week.
02/13/2020 -Turbo’s white cell count is back to normal again.
02/06/2020 -Turbo’s white cell count went back up so the treatment regimen has been changed.
01/30/2020 -Turbo's white cell count is now down to normal.
01/23/2020 - Turbo's white cell count decreased this week.
01/16/2020 - Turbo's white cell count has gone back up slightly.
01/09/2020 -Turbo's white cell count is now coming down with the new treatment.
01/02/2020 -Turbo's white cell count is still going up, so a new antibiotic treatment has been added.
12/26/2019 - Turbo's white cell count has gone up, so the treatment regimen has been modified.
12/15/2019 - New Patient