Species:Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: June 24, 2018
Stranding Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 114 lbs.
Current Weight: 101.6 lbs.

Issue: Lethargy
Current Condition: Improving


Caitlin is a large sub-adult green sea turtle patient that appeared to be lethargic at intake and has an old healed injury to the caudal carapace. Preliminary diagnostics seem to be normal or within normal range. Additional diagnostics will be done to help determine the cause of the lethargy.


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.


09/19/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

09/13/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Caitlin is on track for release.

09/05/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/29/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Caitlin’s white cell count has finally been normal and the turtle was taken off all antibiotics this week. 

08/22/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/16/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Caitlin’s white cell count has come down dramatically with the treatment change.

07/29/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Testing has indicated that the turtle has been exposed to an algal toxin. The turtle seems to be improving rapidly and was tagged this week.

07/18/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

07/11/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Carapace infection seems to be responding well to treatment. Turtle is eating well and gaining weight. The turtle has been started on oral antibiotics.

07/04/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Turtle has an invasive infection on the caudal carapace. A culture was taken and a new topical treatment was started.

06/26/2018 – New patient.