Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Male
Date Stranded
Location of Stranding
Date of Arrival August 3, 2018
Number of Days of Care 54 days

Final Disposition


08/03/2018  Barron was transferred from Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel for continued treatment for Red Tide toxicity.

08/04/2018  Barron ate some squid from feeding tongs today.

08/16/2018  Barron continues to be a finicky eater.  He will oftentimes eat food from the feeding tongs, but he refuses to forage any prey items on his own.  He is receiving an oral antibiotic due to being diagnosed with pneumonia secondary to red tide stranding.

09/26/2018  Barron was satellite tagged and released by Mote staff in Naples.   He can be tracked at

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