Mr. Spock

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded August 1, 2017
Location of Stranding Sarasota Bay, Sarasota County
Date of Arrival August 1, 2017
Number of Days of Care 23 days

08/01/2017  Turtle was found floating in Sarasota Bay and was transported to Mote for rehabilitation.  Animal is severely underweight and the carapace is 100% covered in epibiopta (barnacles, algae, etc.).  Mr. Spock was given subcutaneous fluids and placed in tank at low water level overnight.

08/02/2017  Mr. Spock ate today and even foraged for some food on his own by the end of the day!

08/07/2017  Animal continues to eat more each day.  Is currently receiving injecatble antibiotics and iron supplementation.

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