Finnley Joe

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Male
Date Stranded December 9, 2019
Location of Stranding Sanibel, Florida
Date of Arrival December 11, 2019
Number of Days of Care 50 days
Finnley Joe

12/09/2019  Finnley Joe was found floating and rescued near Red Channel Marker 4 off Sanibel, FL. Finnley Joe is an adult male Loggerhead with carapace evidence of a boat strike, he was brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for rehabilitation.

12/11/2019  Due to Finnley Joe's size and heavy rehabilitation patient load at CROW he was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium for continued care. He had a piece of his carapce removed that had been rubbing and irritating his tail. A crack in Finnley Joe's carapace was secured with wire to hold the pieces together as it heals over. He is in low water and being offered food every two hours.

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