|Date Stranded||August 24, 2018|
|Location of Stranding||Anna Maria Island, Manatee County|
|Date of Arrival||August 24, 2018|
|Number of Days of Care||81 days|
08/24/2018 Turtle was found floating near Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach, Manatee County. Turtle likely stranded due to Red Tide toxicity. Blood work revealed an elevated white blood cell count, low blood glucose, and low calcium. Turtle was started on injectable antibiotics and will be given subcutaneous fluids with calcium until eating. Will be kept in a shallow pool until able to swim normally.
08/26/2018 Turtle ate today. The depth of her tank was increased slightly.
08/27/2018 Sunshine continues to eat well. She was moved to a larger tank today.
09/11/2018 Sunshine was switched from an injectable to an oral antibiotic to minimize handling. The depth of the tank is increased to full. Animal is eating well and swimming normally.
10/01/2018 Turtle's blood work continues to improve, so antibiotics were discontinued.
11/12/2018 Sunshine was released by Mote staff near Tarpon Springs