Blitz

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded February 4, 2018
Location of Stranding Canaveral National Seashore, Brevard County
Date of Arrival February 12, 2018
Number of Days of Care 161 days

Final Disposition

Released

Blitz

02/04/2018  Turtle was found washed ashore at Canaveral National Seashore in Brevard County and was transferred to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center for triage.  Animal was lethargic and had a variable heart rate so was given injectable Atropine.  Blood glucose was low so animal was given subcutaneous fluids with Dextrose, injectable antibiotics, and a vitamin B injection.  

02/12/2018  "Blitz" was transferred by FWC to Mote for continued rehabilitation and to make space at Brevard Zoo's Sea Turtle Healing Center for new patients.  

02/13/2018  Blitz foraged almost all of his offered diet today.

02/27/2018  Animal continues to eat well and is active.  Blood work reveals an elevation in one of the liver values and also an increase in white blood cell count.  Animal was started on oral antibiotics to address a potential infection.  

07/23/2018  Blitz was released at Canaveral National Seashore!

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