Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta, caretta)
Arrival Date: April 3, 2022
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 101.9 lbs.
Current Weight: 101.9 lbs.
Issue: Hook Ingestion
Uncle Johnny is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The turtle arrived with a hook in its esophagus and two external hooks in its right front flipper. Uncle Johnny will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
04/11/2022 - Uncle Johnny has been transferred to another rehab facility while we are working on our new water system.
04/04/2022 - New Patient