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 149 days

Final Disposition

Chipi was released off Casey Key!


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.

11/25/2019  Chipi's tank water is now at its full level. Chipi has been eating, defecating, and cognitively behaving normal but we need an improvement on blood work and gain weight from the diet increases.

12/28/2019  Chipi has been put on an oral antibiotic and will recieve an injectable dewormer due to GI issues.

02/20/2020  Chipi is still doing well. Still on an oral antibiotic but is eating well and gaining weight.

03/23/2020  Chipi had final blood work taken and was cleared for release.

03/25/2020  Chipi was released off of Casey Key!

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