Lucille

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded June 16, 2018
Location of Stranding
Date of Arrival June 16, 2018
Number of Days of Care 32 days
Lucille

06/16/2018  Turtle was found floating.  Animal had ingested spiderwire fishing line and was also entangled in the line around it's neck.  Disentangled the turtle and tried removing the line from it's mouth, but had swalloed too much of it.  Blood work revealed an elevated white blood cell count.  Animal was given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics.  Lucille was put in rehab. pool in shallow water.  Ate small amount of food offered from feeding tongs.

06/20/2018  Lucille is now foraging for most of her diet.

06/25/2018  Turtle started passing the ingested fishing line today!

06/26/2018  Lucille passed the remainder of the ingested fishing line overnight!

06/29/2018  Lucille continues to eat well and is active.  Keeping tank at a shallow depth still because turtle floats if depth is increased.

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