FoxSea Lady

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded September 16, 2018
Location of Stranding Venice, Sarasota County
Date of Arrival September 16, 2018
Number of Days of Care 37 days
FoxSea Lady

09/16/2018  Turtle was found floating approximately 15 miles offshore of Venice, Sarasota County.  Animal is likely affected by Red Tide toxicity.  Blood work indicates an elevated white blood cell count, dehydration, and some metabolic issues.  Injectable antibiotics and subcutaneous fluids will be given until animal starts to improve.  Animal was too weak to be put in water, so was dry-docked overnight.

09/19/2018  FoxSea Lady's behavior is slightly improved and is now in shallow water.  Did try to bite at some food this morning, but didn't eat anything.  

10/04/2018  Blood work is starting to improve so antibiotics were discontinued.  Turtle is still very lethargic and is not eating on her own.  She continues to receive fluids and is being force fed a small amount of fish and squid.

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