Miss Marker

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded April 14, 2017
Location of Stranding
Date of Arrival April 14, 2017
Number of Days of Care 13 days

04/14/2017  Animal was found floating by some fishermen.  They got the animal on board their boat and it was eventually transported to Mote.  Initial diagnostics showed an elevated glucose level and a low white blood cell count.  "Miss Marker" was given subcutaneous fluids and was dry-docked for the night due to extreme lethargy and some neurologic issues.  This animal is suspected to be afffected by Red Tide toxicity.

04/15/2017  Animal is now in a rehab. pool at very low water level.  Is still quite lethargic and is showing no interest in eating yet.

04/17/2017  Injectable antibiotic therpy was started yesterday.  Animal is slightly more active and bit at some food but has shown no interest in ingesting anything yet.

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