Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded January 8, 2017
Location of Stranding Don Pedro State Park, Charlotte County
Date of Arrival January 8, 2017
Number of Days of Care 64 days

Final Disposition



01/08/2017  Animal was found near the north end of Don Pedro State Park and was transported to Mote for rehabilitation.  Animal is very lethargic and possibly experience Red Tide toxicity.  Was given subcutaneous fluids and dry docked overnight.  

01/09/2017  Grimes is recieving subcutaneous fluids daily until eating.  Also, started on antibiotics.  Animal was placed in a rehab. tank at low water level.  

01/15/2017  Grimes ate on his own today.

01/16/2017  Slowly increasing the tank depth as animal becomes more active.

01/27/2017  Grimes is now in a rehab. pool at full depth.  Animal is very active and is foraging for all food offered.  Injectable anitibiotics are being administered every 3 days due to an elevated white blood cell count.

02/06/2017  Blood work has improved and antibiotic therapy was discontinued.  

03/13/2017   Grimes was released by Mote staff and interns at Nokomis Beach.

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