Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded March 4, 2021
Location of Stranding Volusia County
Date of Arrival March 9, 2021
Number of Days of Care 21 days

Final Disposition



03/04/2021  Juvenile green sea turtle stranded at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County.  Animal was lethargic and covered in epibiota.

03/09/2021  Due to lack of space at the sea turtle rehabilitation facilities on Florida's east coast, 15 juvenile green sea turtles were transferred to Mote for rehabilitation.  Animals were weighed, had blood work done, and were given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics.  Turtles were put in rehab. tanks with very shallow water. 

03/10/2021  Turtle showed no interest in eating today.

03/30/2021 Unfortuantely, this turtle would not eat and continued to decline despite medical treatments.  Due to his decline in health despite medical treatment, the decision was made to humanely euthanize.  

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