Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded December 9, 2020
Location of Stranding Anna Maria Island, FL
Date of Arrival December 9, 2020
Number of Days of Care 58 days

Final Disposition



12/09/2020  This subadult Loggerhead sea turtle was found floating around Rod and Reel Pier on Anna Maria Island, FL. Before being transported to Mote's Sea Turtle Hospital it was deemed "Canes" by the people who called our Strandings team. Canes presents with what appears to be mild Red Tide symptoms. Canes will be given fluids regularly until defecating and eating regularly.

12/13/2020  Canes ate food for the first time today!

12/20/2020  Canes continues to do well. Seems to be almost done defecating undigested crab claws and shells.

01/11/2021  Canes was moved upstairs into one of the dolphin hospital rehabilitation pools for more room, deeper diving, and lowering water temperature. All in preparation to be medically cleared for release soon.

01/29/2021  Canes has been medically cleared for release next week.  Her water temperature is being slowly dcresed each day to coincide with the temperature of the Gulf of Mexico. 

02/04/2021  Canes was released off of Longboat Key today!

@motemarinelab #motemarinelab