Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded October 28, 2019
Location of Stranding Boca Grande Pass
Date of Arrival October 28, 2019
Number of Days of Care 25 days

10/28/2019  Chipi was found floating and swimming in circles in Boca Grande Pass of Charlotte County, FL. Chipi was named after the dog of the man who called in for a rescue. Chipi was brought to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital to be rehabilitated. During the water test Chipi was showing signs of lethargy and neurologic issues so the turtle was left out of water over night. Chipi's admission weight is 53.7kg (118lbs).

10/29/2019  Chipi was placed in low water this morning and resumed somewhat normal sea turtle behavior. Chipi was offered food but had no interest.

11/2/2019  Chipi is starting to be more interested in eating, mainly eating shrimp and squid right now.

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