Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded March 7, 2021
Location of Stranding Volusia County
Date of Arrival March 9, 2021
Number of Days of Care 58 days

Final Disposition



03/07/2021  Juvenile green sea turtle stranded in New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County.  Animal was lethargic and covered in epibiota.

03/09/2021  Due to lack of space at the sea turtle rehabilitation facilities on Florida's east coast, 15 juvenile green sea turtles were transferred to Mote for rehabilitation.  Animals were weighed, had blood work done, and were given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics.  Turtles were put in rehab. tanks with very shallow water. 

03/10/2021  Turtle showed no interest in eating today.

03/11/2021 Sombrero ate today!

04/10/2021  Sombrero continues to improve.  Turtle is in deep water, actively swimming, and eating all food offered.  He is currently on oral antibiotics.

04/17/2021 Sombrero's blood work has improved and he is doing well, so antibiotics were discontinued.

05/06/2021  Apo, Andros, Hana, Osprey, Pulley, Rowley, and Sombrero were released in Ormond Beach on Florida's east coast by Mote staff today!

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