Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded May 11, 2017
Location of Stranding Bishops Harbor, Manatee County
Date of Arrival May 11, 2017
Number of Days of Care 120 days

Final Disposition



05/11/2017  Animal was found floating in Bishop's Harbor in Manatee County. Animal was transported to Mote for rehab.  Physical exam reveals no major injuries, but animal has a heavy coverage of brown algae and barnacles.  Animal is very anemic.  Weight: 126.7 lbs.  Arya was put in a rehab. pool at low water level for the night.

05/12/2017  Arya is actively swimming today, but still floats when at rest.  Foraged and ate all food items offered.  

05/18/2017  Animal is still in a tank at low water level because it continues to float.  Arya is foraging well for all food offered.

06/03/2017  Bouyancy issues have not yet resolved, so water level is still low.  Arya is much more active though and is eating well.

06/16/2017  Animal continues to eat well and gain weight.  She is much more active.  Buoyancy issues have resolved and tank level was increased to full depth.

06/26/2017  Animal is still anemic, so an oral iron supplement was added to treatment protocol.  

08/03/2017  Arya's anemia is improving, but very slowly.  A fecal sample was positive for roundworms and protozoa, so a deworming regime was initiated.

09/07/2017 Arya was released at Lido Beach by Mote staff and interns!

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