|Date Stranded||March 20, 2002|
|Location of Stranding||Manasota Key, FL|
|Date of Arrival||March 20, 2002|
|Number of Days of Care||<1 day|
3/21 This turtle was found floating just off the beach of Manasota Key by Kenya Leonard of Sarasota County. It was brought immediately to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital and appears to have neurological symptoms, possibly related to red tide. It is currently being kept in a shallow tank but appears to be breathing well. 3/22 Unfortunately, this turtle died early this morning. Preliminary necropsy findings indicate severe gastroenteritis (possibly amoebic), hepatitis, and probably bacteremia/septicemia as the cause of death.
Lateral view of head