Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded April 15, 2017
Location of Stranding
Date of Arrival April 15, 2017
Number of Days of Care 12 days

04/15/2017  Animal was found floating near some docks in Lee County and was transported to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island for triage.  The turtle is very emaciated, dehydrated, and has a moderate to heavy amount of fibropapilloma tumors.  The turtle was transported to Mote for rehabilitation.  Initial blood work revealed a very elevated white blood cell count and a low blood glucose level.  Grace was given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotic and was put in a rehab. pool with a very low water level.  

04/16/2017  Animal foraged all food offered!

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