Lil’ Buddy

Lil’ Buddy

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: January 26, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 4.96 Ibs.
Current Weight: 4.96 Ibs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: New patient


Lil’ Buddy is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in Fort Pierce with a heavy epibiota load on his carapace and soft tissue. Bloodwork shows a high white cell count indicating a systemic infection. We will monitor Lil’ Buddy closely and repeat bloodwork often as we treat with antibiotics. There are wounds on its carapace that will be topically treated daily. 


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(green)

02/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) The white cell count is approaching normal limits. Lil’ buddy has a good appetite.

01/26/18 – New patient