Bumble (Ruth)

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded October 23, 2020
Location of Stranding Offshore Jacksonville's Mayport Naval Station
Date of Arrival October 29, 2020
Number of Days of Care 36 days
Bumble (Ruth)

10/23/2020  This juvenile green sea turtle was found floating off the east coast of Florida in Duval County. The turtle was then taken to The Sea Turtle Hospital at University of Florida's Whitney Lab for rehabilitation.

10/29/2020  Due to Whitney Lab running out of room for rehab patients, this turtle was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for continued care. This turtle was deemed "Bumble" by Mote staff, we later found out it was being called "Ruth" at Whitney Lab so it can go by both. Bumble presented with fibropapilloma tumors that will have to be removed surgically.

10/30/2020  Bumble is doing well, started eating right away. Bumble was put on an injectable antibiotic and an injectable iron supplement.

11/16/2020  Bumble has been doing great, no longer on an antibiotic but is still on injectable iron supplement. Bumble's body needs more time before undergoing fibropapilloma removal surgery.

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