Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded December 10, 2019
Location of Stranding Cape Cod, MA
Date of Arrival December 18, 2019
Number of Days of Care 79 days

Final Disposition

Sven was released off Canaveral National Seashore located on the east coast of Florida.


12/10/2019  Turtle-199 stranded during the Cold Stun event up north in Massachusetts. Rescuers brought Turtle-199 back to New England Aquarium to begin rehabilitation.

12/18/2019  Turtle-199 was flown to Florida and transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's Rehabilitation Hospital for continued care. Here Turtle-199 was deemed "Sven".

12/19/2019  Sven has been put on eye drops in each eye for corneal ulcers, an injectible antibiotic, and fluids every 3 days until eating.

12/24/2019  Sven is still on eye drops and injectible antibiotics but has started eating regulary so fluids have been discontinued.

01/31/2020  Sven has been doing very well. Eye drops and injectable antibiotics were discontinued and replaced with oral antibiotcs.

02/20/2020  Sven has been taken off of all medications!

03/04/2020  Sven was cleared for release.

03/05/2020  Sven was taken to the east coast for release!

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