Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: January 9, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL
Initial Weight: 13.24
Current Weight: 13.24
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder
Current Condition: New patient
Crimson is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found floating near a dock in Ft. Pierce. There is an old healed injury to the carapace that apparently involves nerve damage to the rear flippers. Radiographs revealed some air in the intestines and fluids in the coelomic cavity. Special contrast radiograph studies are underway to determine an exact diagnosis. Cultures of the coelomic fluids were taken, and the turtle has been started on antibiotics and fluids.
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.
01/10/17 – New patient