Lizzie

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded June 6, 2019
Location of Stranding Sanibel Pier in Sanibel, FL
Date of Arrival June 7, 2019
Number of Days of Care 11 days
Lizzie

06/06/2019  The turtle was brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) after it was found near Sanibel Pier with fishing line wrapped so tight around its front left flipper that it was cutting into the bone. Fibropapilloma tumors are also present. At CROW the fishing line was removed and turtle was given antibiotics.

06/07/2019  CROW does not have the ability to treat fibropapilloma tumors so turtle was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Hospital. Turtle was deemed "Lizzie" by the volunteer who drove it up from CROW. Lizzie had radiographs taken, blood drawn, a weight taken, subcutaneous fluids, and continuation of the antibiotics. Lizzie is now in a tank with low water level and is swimming well. Ate decently when first offered.

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