|Date Stranded||February 27, 2020|
|Location of Stranding||Sanibel, Florida|
|Date of Arrival||February 28, 2020|
|Number of Days of Care||38 days|
02/27/2020 Anna was rescued and brought to Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Anna presented with large fibropapilloma tumors and is emaciated.
02/28/2020 Anna was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for continued care. Here Anna was measured, weighed, given fluids, and photographed before being placed in a shallow rehabilitation pool.
02/29/2020 Anna had blood drawn, given fluids, and started on an injectible antibiotic. We will be offering seafood, seagrass, and lettuce every 2 hours until Anna is eating consistently.
03/21/2020 Anna has begun foraging seafood and seagrass on her own within the last few days! Anna will need to continue to eat to become stronger before her fibropapilloma removal surgery.
As part of our continued commitment to the safety of our guests, Mote Aquarium Staff and Volunteers, and out of an abundance of caution, Mote Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public, effective March 16, until further notice. Regular updates of Mote Aquarium operations status will be available at either 941-388-4441 or online: mote.org/COVID19