Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded March 27, 2020
Location of Stranding Venice area near Sharky's
Date of Arrival March 27, 2020
Number of Days of Care 61 days

03/27/2020  Joyce was found floating roughly 1 mile offshore from Sharky's pier in Venice, FL. Joyce exhibited neurological issues and bouyancy so she was brought to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquariums's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation. Joyce was weighed, measured, had blood drawn, given fluids, and put in a rehabilitation pool with low water.

04/09/2020  Joyce is still in low water due to bouyancy issues. She is finally starting to eat regularly if we offer her clams (without shells) along with her regular diet.

04/24/2020  Joyce continues to eat better and better but we still have to put the food right in front of her face as she won't forage yet. Her water has been raised some but she is still dealing with some bouyancy issues.

04/28/2020  Joyce was put on oral antibiotics.

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