Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Arrival Date: March 6, 2018
Stranding Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Initial Weight: 94.38 lbs.
Current Weight: 94.38 lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: New Patient
Named in honor of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, friend of Loggerhead Marinelife Center. LMC is excited to partner with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Bealls for a meet, greet and giveback event at the Bealls Jupiter Store on Saturday, March 17th from 11am-1pm benefiting LMC. For the two weeks leading up to the event (March 3rd through March 17th,) Bealls will donate $1 to LMC for each Guy Harvey item sold in the Jupiter Bealls store and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation will match this donation. On the day of the event, Guy Harvey will meet with guests at the store to sign autographs. Join us for a 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 Bach 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.
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