Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded March 30, 2019
Location of Stranding Volusia County, FL
Date of Arrival April 2, 2019
Number of Days of Care 101 days

Final Disposition


03/30/2019  Rye was found on a bach in Cape Canaveral. Carapace covered with epibiota and some of the scutes were peeling off. Taken to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center.

04/02/2019  Rye was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's sea turtle hospital. Was put on a round of injectable antibiotics and eating well.

04/12/2019  Rye was taken off of the injectable antibiotic and put on an oral version. Still eating well.

05/26/2019  Rye continues to improve and is gaining weight.

06/06/2019 Rye has been taken off of oral antibiotics!

07/02/2019  Rye is being considered for release.

07/12/2019  Rye was released off of Ponce Inlet, FL!

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