Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded November 16, 2021
Location of Stranding Holly Hill, Volusia County
Date of Arrival November 17, 2021
Number of Days of Care 22 days

11/16/2021  Holly and Hill were found stranded in rocks, wrapped in monolfilament, entangled together.  The fishing line was embedded in their front flippers.  They were transported to Volusia County Marine Science Center for triage.  They had blood work done and were given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics.

11/17/2021  Holly and Hill were transported to Mote for rehabilitation.  They both have fibropapilloma tumors and will need surgery at some point to remove the tumors.  They were put in rehab. pools in shallow water. 

11/19/2021  Turtle had x-rays and blood work done.  Injectable antibiotics will be given until blood values improve.  Turtle is eating all seafood offered.

12/01/2021  Hill continues to have occasional buoyancy issues, so tank is still at a shallow water level.  He is eating well though.  White blood cell count has improved, so antibiotics were discontinued.

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