Moana

Moana

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: September 13, 2017
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 2.30 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.22 lbs.

Issue: Possible Boat Strike
Current Condition: Improving

ADMISSION NOTE:

Moana was found floating near inlet in Ft. Pierce by the US Coast Guard following the passage of Hurricane Irma. The turtle had some minor abrasions on its head, carapace, and plastron. Initial bloodwork indicated that the turtle had an elevated white cell count and the turtle was started on antibiotics. When placed in the water, the turtle was able to dive without any difficulty. The turtle’s condition is being monitored closely.

PROGRESS KEY:

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.

PROGRESS NOTES:

02/23/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moana was released on 2/21 from Coral Cove Park.

02/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/31/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moana has been taken off all medications

01/25/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/17/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/03/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/27/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moana’s white cell count is slowly decreasing with the new treatment plan.

12/20/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/13/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/07/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/29/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moana’s white cell count is elevated again. A new treatment plan has been started.

11/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/01/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/25/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moana’s white cell count is within normal range. The turtle was tagged this week. Antibiotics have been reduced and will be discontinued if the bloodwork continues to be within normal limits.

10/19/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/04/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

09/27/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moana is doing well, but the white cell count has not started decreasing. Antibiotics have been changed.

09/19/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Moana was found floating near the inlet in Ft. Pierce by the US Coast Guard following the passage of Hurricane Irma. The turtle had some minor abrasions on its head, carapace, and plastron. Initial blood-work indicated that the turtle had an elevated white cell count, so the turtle was started on antibiotics. When placed in the water, the turtle was able to dive without any difficulty. The turtle’s condition is being monitored closely.