Nicklen

Nicklen
Nicklen

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Carette caretta)

Arrival Date
: October 12, 2016
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 56.10 lbs.
Current Weight: 65.8 lbs.

Issue: Buoyancy issue (intestinal)
Current Condition: Improving

IN HONOR OF:

Nicklen, a loggerhead sea turtle who we named in honor of Paul Nicklen‘s conservation work, love of Florida and inspirational life. A globally acclaimed photographer and marine biologist, Paul Nicklen has devoted his life to igniting conversations about the health of our planet. We are honored to have Paul Nicklen as our keynote speaker at our Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon on October 28th. 

ADMISSION NOTE:

Nicklen is a large juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found floating in the Jupiter Inlet just outside Dubois Park. The turtle has numerous barnacles covering the shell and flippers. The buoyancy issue is most likely caused by an infection in the intestines. Radiographs confirmed an abnormal amount of gas in the intestines.Antibiotic and fluid treatments have been initiated.

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:

12/21/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Will be ready for release soon.

12/14/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

12/09/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

11/30/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/23/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/17/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

11/11/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Nicklen’s flotation has improved to the point that the turtle is now able to rest on the bottom. Antibiotics are being continued.

11/02/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Nicklen is now diving well.

10/27/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Two liters of air were removed from the intestinal tract, and the turtle is now floating lower in the water.

10/20/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Nicklen is still having buoyancy issues but is eating well.

10/12/2016 – Nicklen is a large juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found floating in the Jupiter Inlet just outside Dubois Park. The turtle has numerous barnacles covering the shell and flippers. The buoyancy issue is most likely caused by an infection in the intestines. Radiographs confirmed an abnormal amount of gas in the intestines.Antibiotic and fluid treatments have been initiated.