Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded June 16, 2020
Location of Stranding Marine Max boat basin on City Island, FL
Date of Arrival June 16, 2020
Number of Days of Care 108 days

06/16/2020  Leo was found floating along the seawall in front of Marine Max nextdoor to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium here on City Island. Leo was brought to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation. Leo started eating right away which is always a good sign in rehabilitating wildlife!

06/17/2020  Leo had blood drawn, radiographs (X-rays) taken, and was given fluids. Leo continues to eat well.

07/09/2020  Leo continues to do well. Leo was moved up to the front row of rehabilitation pools to get some natural sunlight.

08/03/2020  Leo was examined again today, continues to do well but still needs more time to finish healing.

08/17/2020  Leo has been put on an oral antibiotic to aid in the healing process. Leo's front left flipper nub is still healing well and is putting on weight.

08/26/2020  Leo was moved into one of the Dolphin & Whale Hospital pools for more room while healing continues.

09/21/2020  Leo continues to do very well in the Dolphin & Whale Hospital rehabilitation pool. Leo is still on antibiotics but will have an exam soon to reassess.

09/25/2020  Leo was taken off antibiotics! Leo's bloodwork has to stay normal through the next exam to be considered for release.

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