Agave

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded January 6, 2019
Location of Stranding Lee County
Date of Arrival February 28, 2019
Number of Days of Care 267 days

01/06/2019  Turtle originally stranded at Hurricane Pass, Fort Meyers Beach in Lee County.  Turtle was found floating/unable to dive by a fisherman and was transported to Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife for rehabilitation.  Exam revealed that animal has what appears to be an old, healed boat strike to carapace and resulting hind flipper paralysis.

02/28/2019  Because animal was deemed medically non-releasable, it was transferred to Mote for care until permanent placement is determined.  

04/03/2019  Agave was humanely euthanized due to a poor medical prognosis.

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