Crush Jr.

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded May 30, 2018
Location of Stranding Manatee River, Manatee County
Date of Arrival May 30, 2018
Number of Days of Care 25 days
Crush Jr.

05/30/2018  Turtle was seen floating in a basin at Blenker Marina near the mouth of the Manatee River.  Animal was recovered by an FWC officer and transported to Mote for assesment and rehabilitation.  Initial exam revealed a healed wound (possible past boat strike) to the rear section of the carapace.  Blood work and x-rays were done.  Crush Jr. will be given subcutaneous fluids daily until eating.

05/31/2018  Crush Jr. foraged and ate entire diet offered today!

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