Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: April 2, 2019
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 1 lbs.
Current Weight: 1 lbs.
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.
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.
04/17/2019 -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 -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