Sea Pearl

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded July 21, 2018
Location of Stranding Manasota Key, Sarasota County
Date of Arrival July 21, 2018
Number of Days of Care 30 days
Sea Pearl

07/21/2018  Animal was found on the beach at the Pearl Inn on Manasota Key and was transported to Mote.  Physical exam findings and blood work revealed that the turtle was most likely experiencing signs of Red Tide toxicity.  Sea Pearl was given subcutaneous fluids and dry-docked overnight due to lethargy and neurologic signs.

07/23/2018  Sea Pearl will continue to receive subcutaneous fluids until eating and behaving normally.  She passed the water test today and is now in a rehab. pool in shallow water.

07/28/2018  Sea Pearl's water depth was increased slightly, but she is still quite lethargic.  She has shown no interest in eating yet, so she is still receiving subcutaneous fluids on a regular basis.

08/02/2018  Turtle still has no interest in eating on her own.  She is being force fed and is receiving subcutaneous fluids to help with hydration.

08/16/2018  Sea Pearl still will not eat on her own.  She will occasionally bite at clam, but has yet to ingest anything on her own.  She is overall still acting lethargic.  She is currently receiving a de-wormer to treat any parasites could perhaps be negatively impacting her behavior. 

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