Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Male
Date Stranded June 7, 2018
Location of Stranding Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota County
Date of Arrival June 7, 2018
Number of Days of Care 17 days

06/07/2018  Animal was found floating 1/3 mile west of Longboat Pass in the Gulf of Mexico.  Exam findings revealed neurologic issues and lethargy consistent with possible Red Tide toxicity.  Blood work was done Intrepid was given subcutaneous fluids and placed in a rehab. tank in shallow water until he's stronger.

06/08/2018  Intrepid ate his entire diet off feeding tongs today!

06/10/2018  Intrepid began foraging for his food today!

06/13/2018  Turtle continues to forage for all food offered.  He is more more active and the depth of his tank is being slowly increased.

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