Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded May 31, 2016
Location of Stranding Sanibel Harbor Marriot, Lee County
Date of Arrival June 4, 2016
Number of Days of Care 70 days

Final Disposition



05/31/2016  Juvenile green sea turtle found on beach at Sanibel Harbor Marriot and taken to C.R.O.W.

06/04/2016   Animal transferred to Mote.  "Finn" is in good body condition (weighs 18.6 kg), but does have a minor amount of fibropapilloma tumors and poissible red tide toxicity.  Given subcutaneous fluids and put in tank with low water level.  Animal is active.

06/09/2016   Finn is still not eating, but is swimming well.  Giving fluids daily.

06/13/2016   Finn has started eating a few pieces of turtle grass daily

06/23/2016  Raised water level in tank to full.  Finn is eating all sea grass offered and occasionally eating fish if hidden in the sea grass.

06/24/2016  Finn had surgery to remove the existing Pap tumors and is back in his tank and doing well

07/01/2016  Animal is eating well - foraging for squid and capelin

08/06/2016  Finn is doing well and is in the process of being cleared for release

08/12/2016  Mote staff and interns released Finn off Sanibel today!

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