Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds

Species: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
(Lepidochelys olivacea)

Arrival Date
: October 29, 2016
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: 29.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 41.05 lbs.

Issue: Entanglement
Current Condition: Improving
Adopt Now

ADMISSION NOTE:

Burt Reynolds is a sub-adult Olive Ridley sea turtle that was found entangled in a net in the surf on Hobe Sound Beach. Burt Reynolds is the first Olive Ridley to strand as far north as Martin County, and is also only the 5th Olive Ridley to be documented stranding in Florida. Olive Ridleys are pelagic animals that are more commonly found around Central and South America. Burt Reynolds arrived underweight with a constriction injury to the front left flipper and will receive appropriate treatment. The turtle has been started on parenteral nutrition.

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:

02/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/16/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The treatment regimen has been adjusted.

02/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The antibiotics were switched and the white cell count has improved dramatically. The wounds from the surgery are healing well.

01/25/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/12/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Lesions on the neck from surgery are healing well and being treated topically.

01/04/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Two abscesses on the neck were surgically removed this week.

12/29/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/21/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Moved to a larger tank to prevent it from damaging its beak.

12/14/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/09/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Due to the fact that anemia was not resolving. Iron supplementation was started two weeks ago. Since that change, the anemia has improved dramatically.

11/30/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/23/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/17/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/10/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The turtle was originally started on parenteral nutrition (PN), but is eating well enough to discontinue PN.

11/02/2016 – Burt Reynolds is a sub-adult Olive Ridley sea turtle that was found entangled in a net in the surf on Hobe Sound Beach. Burt Reynolds is the first Olive Ridley to strand as far north as Martin County, and is also only the 5th Olive Ridley to be documented stranding in Florida. Olive Ridleys are pelagic animals that are more commonly found around Central and South America. Burt Reynolds arrived underweight with a constriction injury to the front left flipper and will receive appropriate treatment. The turtle has been started on parenteral nutrition.