|Date Stranded||November 18, 2018|
|Location of Stranding||Longboat Key|
|Date of Arrival||November 18, 2018|
|Number of Days of Care||170 days|
Released off of Lido Key's public beach!
11/18/2018 Turtle was found near Country Club Shores on Longboat Key with a very fresh boat strike to its carapace. Animal was given subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics, and was dry docked overnight.
11/19/2018 Giblet was relocated to a rehabilitation pool in shallow water. Had no interest in eating yet, so will given subcutaneous fluids daily.
11/27/2018 Giblet ate lettuce today! Turtle is actively swimming around the tank, so the water depth is being slowly increased.
12/10/2018 Giblet is now foraging for all food types offered. Tank is increased to full depth. Fracture on carapace is steadily healing.
12/27/2018 Blood values are improving and wound continues to heal well. Injectable antibiotics were discontinued. Giblet remains active and is foraging all prey items offered.
01/21/2019 Superficial fracture is completely healed. Deeper fracture continues to slowly heal as well. Giblet is active and is eating well.