|Date Stranded||November 15, 2017|
|Location of Stranding||Barnstable County, MA|
|Date of Arrival||December 8, 2017|
|Number of Days of Care||70 days|
12/08/2017 Turtle originally stranded in Massachusetts during a cold stun event. Animal was triaged at New England Aquarium and was flown down, along with 45 other sea turtles, for continued rehabilitation at various marine animal rehab. facilities in Florida. Mote received one green and nine Kemp's ridley sea turtles from this group. Animals were transported from Tampa Airport to Mote and were placed in tanks at low water level for the night.
12/09/2017 Dreidel foraged and ate immediately when offered food!
12/18/2017 All turtles from Cape Cod are actively foraging for all food types offered. They are all very active and the the depth of their tanks is being slowly increased.
12/29/2017 Dreidel's monocyte (type of white blood cell) count is up, so was started on oral antibiotics.
01/30/2018 Blood work has improved so antibiotics were discontinued. Dreidel continues to eat well and gain weight.
02/16/2018 Dreidel was released on the east coast of Florday by Mote staff!