Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded April 5, 2016
Location of Stranding Sarasota County, 13 miles offshore of Venice
Date of Arrival April 5, 2016
Number of Days of Care 70 days

Final Disposition


4/5/16    Animal was found floating near a shrimp boat 13 miles offshore.  Rescued and transported to Mote.  Weight: 94.7 kg.  Animal was dry-docked over night and given subcutaneous fluids because she was too weak to be put in water.

4/6/16    Peyton was put in a tank at low water level.  No interest in eating. 

4/12/16   Peyton ate 3 clams today!

4/16/16   Animal continues to eat a small amount daily but has yet to defecate.  Started on a GI stimulant.  Water level was raised to half full. 

5/9/16   Peyton is finally starting to defecate regularly

5/19/16  Turtle's diet and water level were increased as it continues to defecate regularly and swim normally

6/2/16  Peyton continues to eat well and defecate regularly, even with the GI stimulant.

6/13/16   Peyton was released by Mote staff and interns at Lido Beach this morning

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