|Date Stranded||May 11, 2017|
|Location of Stranding||Siesta Key, Sarasota County|
|Date of Arrival||May 11, 2017|
|Number of Days of Care||56 days|
05/11/2017 Animal washed ashore on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota County. Animal was transported to Mote for rehab. Has an old, healed boat strike wound to carapace. Showing some behavioral indications of Red Tide toxicty. Weight: 228.4 lbs. Because Moby is very lethargic, weak, and uncoordinated, she will be dry-docked overnight to prevent drowning.
05/12/2017 Moby failed the "in-water test" today, so will remain dry docked until coordination improves. She is receiving subcutaneous fluids, injectable antibiotics, and some IV lipid emulsion. Animal is slightly more active than yesterday and did have a defecation containing shellfish pieces (which she normally would eat in the wild).
05/14/2017 Moby passed her swim test this morning and was active throughout the day. She is currently in a rehab. pool at low water level. She ate both squid and capelin when offered off feeding tongs!
05/18/2017 Moby's behavior continues to improve. She still spends most of her time resting in her tank, but is foraging for all food types offered.
05/20/2017 Because Moby is eating well, she was switched to an oral instead of injectable antibiotic.
05/26/2017 Tank depth has been increased to half full. Moby continues to eat well and forage on her own.
06/03/2017 Tank depth is now increased to full.
06/16/2017 Animal continues to eat well and gain weight. She is much more active.
06/30/2017 Moby has been medically cleared for release.
07/05/2017 Moby was released at Lido Beach this afternoon by Mote staff and interns!