Patient Updates

11/16/2021  Holly and Hill were found stranded in rocks, wrapped in monolfilament, entangled together. The fishing line was embedded in their front flippers. They were transported to Volusia County Marine Science Center for triage. They had blood work done and were given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics.

11/17/2021 Holly and Hill were transported to Mote for rehabilitation. They both have fibropapilloma tumors and will need surgery at some point to remove the tumors. They were put in rehab. pools in shallow water. 

11/19/2021  Turtle had x-rays and blood work done. Injectable antibiotics will be given until blood values improve. Turtle is eating all seafood offered.

12/01/2021 Hill continues to have occasional buoyancy issues, so tank is still at a shallow water level. He is eating well though. White blood cell count has improved, so antibiotics were discontinued.

12/19/2021 Hill was sedated for surgery and the fibropapilloma tumors were removed using a surgical laser.

12/24/2021  Hill is now sharing a tank with P. Sherman. They are recovering well following their surgery last week. They are active and eating well.

01/15/2022 Hill is healing well following his surgery. He is now sharing a tank with Holly.  

01/27/2022 Hill was released at New Smyrna Beach on the east coast of Florida by Mote staff and interns!