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 51 days

Final Disposition



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.

06/29/2018  Depth of rehab. tank is now increased to full.  Intrepid continues to eat well and blood work is improving.

07/13/2018  Intrepid has lost a little weight since his stranding date.  Plan to increase his diet and recheck weight and blood in a week or two.

07/27/2018  Intrepid was satellite tagged and released at Lido Beach today!  You can track his journey back at sea at

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