Vlad

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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: October 9, 2020
Stranding Location: Stuart, FL

Initial Weight
: 7.398 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.

Issue: Buoyancy Disorder

Vlad is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the St. Lucie River in Stuart. The turtle has old trauma to its carapace from an unknown cause. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas in the turtle’s intestines. Vlad will receive fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as the buoyancy disorder is treated. This turtle was originally tagged and released by biologists from Inwater Research Group at FPL’s St. Lucie site on January 26, 2020

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.

PROGRESS NOTES:

11/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

10/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

10/15/2020 - New Patient