Sea Turtle Patient - Boomer
Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Arrival Date: December 7, 2012
Stranding Location: Namskaket Beach, MA
Initial Weight: 41.65 lbs.
Current Weight: 46.95 lbs.
Boomer is a juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle that stranded in the Cape Cod area cold-stunned. The turtle was suffering from hypothermia and was transferred to LMC to receive long-term treatment as facilities in the New England area were over-capacity with other cold-stunned sea turtles. Boomer will receive antibiotics and anti-fungal medication to help support the turtle’s suppressed immune system and a nutritious diet until healthy enough to be released in the spring.
2/20/2013 - We are happy to report that after successful rehabilitation at LMC, Boomer was released today from the beach adjacent to our facility.
2/14/2013 - Boomer is scheduled for release February 20th at 4:00pm at the beach adjacent to our facility.
2/7/2013 - Boomer’s bloodwork has been reviewed and the turtle has been medically cleared for release. The release date will be decided over the next few days dependent upon weather and surf conditions.
1/30/2013 - The turtle remains off of medication and bloodwork will be evaluated next week.
1/23/2013 - Bloodwork will be rechecked next week to determine the turtle’s eligibility for release.
1/16/2013 - Boomer is no longer receiving any treatments. The turtle’s bloodwork will be rechecked next week to determine its eligibility for release.
1/9/2013 - No change from last week. Turtle is active and gaining weight.
1/3/2013 - Boomer continues to receive antibiotic and antifungal treatment.
12/27/2012 - The turtle’s appetite has improved and it is no longer receiving the Vitamin B injections. Boomer began a new antiobiotic and the turtle has responded well.
12/19/2012 - Boomer is receiving Vitamin B injections to help stimulate its appetite. This animal is also continuing to receive antibiotic and antifungal treatments. The turtle’s appetite is intermittent.