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Zubey

Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: April 2, 2019
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: 1 lbs.
Current Weight: 1.49 lbs.

Issue: Washback

Zubey is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in the sargassum on Hobe Sound Beach. The turtle arrived lethargic and is considered a washback. A washback is a sea turtle in the pelagic stage that lives offshore in the floating sargassum seaweed, and has been blown back onto the beach, usually by strong winds or a storm. These can include hatchlings, post-hatchlings and juveniles. The turtle will be released by boat 5-15 miles offshore in the floatin gsargassum matts once rehabilitation is complete.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

06/13/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is up once again, so the treatment has been modified.

06/06/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is almost back down to normal.

05/30/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is coming down again with the new treatment.

05/23/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count went back up, so its treatment regimen has been modified.

05/16/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cel count is now normal.

05/09/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is coming back down.

05/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count went back up, so treatment was changed.

04/25/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is now down to normal for the first time since arrival.

04/17/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)With the new treatment, Zubey is diving to the bottom, eating off the bottom, and is using the front flippers much more.

04/11/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is gaining weight rapidly. Radiographs this week revealed some inflammation in both from flippers, so new treatment was initiated to get the turtle to use its flippers more.

04/04/2019 -  New patient