|Date Stranded||December 2, 2020|
|Location of Stranding||Residential canal in Brandenton, FL|
|Date of Arrival||December 2, 2020|
|Number of Days of Care||113 days|
12/02/2020 This subadult Loggerhead was called into Mote's Stranding Investigations Program due to it floating along a residential canal in Bradenton, FL. The turtle was deemed "O-H" by the family who called it in and O-H was brought to Mote's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation. O-H presents with bouyancy issues and missing its right rear flipper.
12/03/2020 O-H was started on an injectable antibiotic and fluids with dextrose due to a low glucose blood value. O-H is still very "floaty" in water but began foraging food right away.
12/11/2020 O-H was taken off of the injectable antibiotic and placed on an oral antibiotic that will help with loose stool.
12/12/2020 O-H had a first normal observable defecation overnight.
12/20/2020 O-H has been taken off of the injectible antibiotics but placed on an oral antibiotic, an anti-fungal, and folic acid supplement. Is still very bouyant but continues to eat well.
01/17/2021 O-H has since been discontinued from all antibiotics and the anti-fungal. O-H's water level is now at full due to O-H overcoming the bouyancy issues!
02/03/2021 Animal continues to do well and put on weight. Anemia is very slowly resolving, so giving turtle more time in rehab. for red blood cells to regenerate.
02/09/2021 O-H was moved to a large dolphin rehab. pool so he can swim more and dive deeper. He was also started on an oral iron supplement to help with the anemia.
02/27/2021 O-H is thriving in the new habiat and continues to do well.
03/24/2021 O-H was medically cleared for release. Mote staff released O-H at Bayfront Park on Anna Maria Island today!