Kobia

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded July 16, 2018
Location of Stranding Manatee County
Date of Arrival July 16, 2018
Number of Days of Care 35 days
Kobia

07/16/2018  Turtle was found floating by a fisherman in Manatee County near Kingfish boat ramp.  Exam findings indicate the turtle had some sort of previous trauma to the back of the carapace and was therefore unable to dive.  Blood work was run and Kobia was put in a shallow rehab. pool.  Turtle will be given subcutaneous fluids until eating.

07/18/2018  Kobia ate when offered food today. 

08/03/2018  Kobia is actively foraging for all prey items.  Oftentimes he is still positively buoyant, but he is able to rest flat on the bottom of the tank at other times.

08/16/2018  Kobia is starting to spend more time flat on the bottom of the tank and is floating less.

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