Beez

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded October 28, 2020
Location of Stranding
Date of Arrival October 29, 2020
Number of Days of Care 36 days
Beez

10/28/2020  This juvenile green sea turtle was rescued on the east coast of Florida and brought to The Sea Turtle Hospital at University of Florida Whitney Lab.

10/29/2020  Due to Whitney Lab running out of rehabilitation space, the sea turtle was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital to undergo rehabilitation. This turtle has been deemed "Beez" by Mote staff. Beez has fibropapilloma tumors that will need to be surgically removed.

10/30/2020  Beez is doing well and began eating right away. Beez was put on an injectable antibiotic and injectable iron to improve bloodwork

10/31/2020  Beez defecated (pooped) what is most likely pieces of a plastic bag.

11/14/2020  Beez has been doing great. Fibropapilloma removal surgery was performed and Beez is now tumor free! Now we will observe Beez for awhile watching for any tumor regrowths or new growth. Beez is on an oral antibiotic.

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