Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Arrival Date: March 6, 2018
Stranding Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Initial Weight: 94.38 lbs.
Current Weight: 97.72 lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: Released
Named in honor of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, friend of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
LMC was excited to partner with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Bealls for a meet, greet and giveback event at the Bealls Jupiter Store that took place on Saturday, March 17th benefiting LMC. For the two weeks prior to the event Bealls donated $1 to LMC for each Guy Harvey item sold in the Jupiter Bealls store and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation matched this donation. On the day of the event, Guy Harvey met with guests at the store to sign autographs. It was a great day of ocean conservation celebration benefiting LMC!
Guy Harvey is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found floating in the surf off the shore of Palm Beach Island. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Guy Harvey was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementation’s. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove epibiota. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Guy Harvey.
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.
06/27/2018 – Guy Harvey was released from Loggerhead Park on 6/27!
06/20/2018 – Guy Harvey was tagged in preparation for eventual release.
06/13/2018 – Radiographs reveal that Guy Harvey’s lungs have improved greatly with the nebulization.
06/07/2018 – Guy Harvey is undergoing nebulization for infection in its lungs.
05/30/2018 – Cultures were taken via bronchoscopy of the lungs and we are awaiting culture results.
05/24/2018 – Guy Harvey is going to have a bronchoscopy later this week to check out the lungs.
05/02/2018 – Guy Harvey is about to receive the last round of anti-parasitic treatments.
04/26/2018 – Guy Harvey is doing so well that the turtle was able to function as a blood donor for Seabastian.
04/06/2018 – The turtle’s flotation issue has finally resolved and the turtle has been moved into a deeper tank.
03/29/2018 – The turtle is doing well overall, but continues to have a flotation issue.
03/22/2018 – Guy Harvey has passed all of the shells that were observed on the radio graphs. The appetite is good. The turtle is still floating but is doing well otherwise.
03/14/2018 – Guy Harvey has been passing crab parts and a huge number of small shells. The turtle continues with parenteral nutrition treatments.
03/06/2018 – New patient