Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

(ST0006 aka JJF000511-01)

Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded December 13, 2001
Location of Stranding Casey Key, Florida
Date of Arrival December 13, 2001
Number of Days of Care 3

Final Disposition

Died on May 13, 2000

KC came to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital in extremely critical condition. It was difficult to tell if the turtle was even breathing. The turtle did not respond to treatment and died. Necropsy revealed a severe thickening of the intestinal tract that was preventing food and fluids from being absorbed.

Lessons: This turtle would have been euthanized due to failure to respond to treatment had it not died.





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