Elsa (Lulu)

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded November 29, 2019
Location of Stranding Brewster, MA
Date of Arrival December 27, 2019
Number of Days of Care 101 days
Elsa (Lulu)

11/29/2019  Turtle-124 (Lulu) was rescued by New England Aquarium near Linnell in Brewster, MA presenting as a cold stun case and with fibropapilloma tumors. During Turtle-124's time at NEAq fibropapilloma tumor removal was performed.

12/27/2019  Turtle-124 was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's Rehabilitation Hospital by plane for continued care. Here, Turtle-124 was deemed "Elsa".

12/29/2019  Elsa has been started on injectable iron, antibiotic, and fluids. So far no interest in eating.

01/31/2020  Elsa has been eating very well, water level was increased to full, and has been taken off of injectable iron and antibiotics to be placed on oral iron and antibiotics.

03/19/2020  Elsa had fibropapilloma removal surgery and is officially tumor free! Now we have to wait to see if any grow back or any new ones grow before she can be considered for release.

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