Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: February 6, 2018
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
:  lbs.
Current Weight:  lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: New Patient



Gavin is a large sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the Intracoastal Waterway at DuBois Park with a hook embedded in its skin near the right front flipper. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Gavin was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementation. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove epibiota and leeches that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Gavin.


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.


02/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Gavin continues on parenteral nutrition and seems to be progressing appropriately.

02/07/2018 – New patient