Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded July 11, 2023
Location of Stranding Osprey, Sarasota County
Date of Arrival July 11, 2023
Number of Days of Care 59 days

Final Disposition



07/11/2023  Turtle was found floating offshore from Casey Key Road in Osprey.  Turtle was very lethargic and minimally responsive so will be dry-docked overnight.  Had blood work done and was given subcutaneous fluids.

07/12/2023  Frigg passed her swim test this morning and is now in very shallow water.  Ate a squid and shrimp today.

0715/2023  Frigg is very active and swimming normally, so her tank depth was raised to half full.  She defecated overnight and there were crushed shells present, indicating she had been recently eating.  Slowly increasing the amount of food offered daily.  She is not currently foraging, but will eat from feeding tongs if coaxed.

07/22/2023  Frigg is now foraging her full diet daily.  Her tank depth was raised to full.  

08/10/2023  Frigg continues to do well.  Her diet is being increased in hopes of her gaining weight.  She is eating consistently.  She was given a de-wormer due to an elevation in eosinophils, which can indicate a potential parasite burden.  

09/02/2023  Frigg continues to gain weight.  Blood values are trending normal.

09/08/2023  Frigg and Freyja were released at Lido Beach today!

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