Skerry

Skerry

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: September 25, 2017
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, Florida

Initial Weight
: 77.16 lbs.
Current Weight: 92.62 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: Improving

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ADMISSION NOTE:

Skerry is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The initial blood-work showed anemia and slight hypoglycemia. There are old boat propeller wounds that are healing on the carapace, neck and near the tail. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics and iron. Initial radiographs did not show anything of concern internally. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles, leeches and other epibiota that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor blood-work closely as we treat Skerry.

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:

01/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/03/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/27/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Skerry is continuing to respond well to treatment.

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) Skerry continues to receive medication for infection and anemia. The bone marrow seems to be responding well to treatment.

11/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Skerry has been moved to a larger tank with more room to dive.

11/01/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/25/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Skerry is responding well to treatment. The anemia is already beginning to resolve.

10/19/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/04/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Skerry has been eating and is responding well to the treatment plan.

9/25/17 – Skerry is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The initial blood-work showed anemia and slight hypoglycemia. There are old boat propeller wounds that are healing on the carapace, neck and near the tail. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics and iron. Initial radiographs did not show anything of concern internally. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles, leeches and other epibiota that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor blood-work closely as we treat Skerry.