Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Arrival Date: December 26, 2017
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL
Initial Weight: 178.64 lbs.
Current Weight: 178.64 lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: New Arrival
Providencia is a small adult female loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant intake canal. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Providencia was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementations. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove epibiota and leeches that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Providencia.
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.
01/10/2018 – This week, the turtle has passed 5 non-viable eggs in the tank.
01/03/2018 – The turtle is receiving parenteral nutrition once daily and has begun to eat.
12/27/2017 – Arrival