Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded May 10, 2019
Location of Stranding Venice Fishing Pier
Date of Arrival May 10, 2019
Number of Days of Care 110 days

Final Disposition

Kennel was released off of Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL!


05/10/2019  Kennel is a 37kg Loggerhead sea turtle who was caught by fishermen off the Venice Fishing Pier. Kennel was brought to Mote because the fishing hook was lodged in the throat. Kennel will stay at Mote's rehabilitation hospital until that wound has healed.

05/11/2019  Kennel is in a rehabilitation tank with low water level. Began foraging food at the first offering.

05/13/2019 Bloodwork shows that Kennel is anemic. Since Kennel is eating very well we are waiting to see if the food will help return bloodwork to normal without supplementing.

05/15/2019  Kennel's tank water was raised to full as he is swimming and foraging for food very well. Has been regularly defecating invertebrate exoskeletons.

06/03/2019 Kennel's anemia has improved but now has been placed on an iron supplement 3 times a week. Kennel's diet amount was also increased.

06/25/2019  Kennel's iron supplement was increased to Monday-Friday.

07/17/2019  Kennel's anemia is improving but the iron supplement has been increased to every day and was given an anti-parasitic.

08/01/2019  Kennel continues to do well, slowly getting closer to release!

8/23/2019  Kennel was medically cleared for release! Now we wait for Florida Fish and Wildlife to approve and assign Kennel a beach to be released from.

8/28/2019  Kennel was released off of Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL!

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