Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded January 31, 2022
Location of Stranding Anna Maria Island, Manatee County
Date of Arrival January 31, 2022
Number of Days of Care 156 days

Final Disposition



01/31/2022  Turtle was found near City Pier on Anna Maria Island.  Animal has a fresh fracture to the skull and carapace, possibly due to a boat strike, and fibropapilloma tumors.  Was transported to Mote for rehab.  Animal had blood work done, was weighed, and was given subcutaneous fluids and injectable steroids.  Pierre was dry-docked for the night due to severe head injury.

02/04/2022  Pierre is in a very shallow rehab. pool.  Has shown minimal interest in eating.  Continues to receive subcutaneous fluids and injecatble antibioitcs, anti-inflammatories, and steroids.

02/08/2022  Pierre ate squid today!

02/11/2022  Pierre was trasported to Veterinary Surgery Center of Sarasota for a CT scan today to see if the trauma to his head affected the brain casing.  Results are pending.

02/18/2022  CT results show no evidence of trauma to the brain case or presence of internal tumors.  Pierre is eating well.  He is sharing a tank with Alfalfa, which has been keeping him active.

02/27/2022  Pierre was anesthetized for fibropapilloma tumor removal surgery today.  There were numerous tumors removed including ones on his eyes.

03/09/2022  Pierre is recovering well following surgery.  His is swimming normally and is eating well.

04/01/2022  Pierre is active and gaining weight.  The head injury is healing well and blood values have improved, so oral antibiotics were discontinued.

05/07/2022  Turtle is doing well, except he will need an additional surgery to treat a possible tumor or possible area of trauma secondary to the head injury on his left eye.

05/31/2022  Pierre had a second surgery today to remove the tumor on his eye.  

06/18/2022  Pierre is eating well, gaining weight, and healing well from his last surgery.  

07/05/2022  Pierre was released off Anna Maria Island by Mote staff today!

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