|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|
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!