Tootsie Roll

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded June 8, 2019
Location of Stranding Siesta Key
Date of Arrival June 8, 2019
Number of Days of Care 10 days
Tootsie Roll

06/08/2019  Turtle was found floating 150 yards offshore of Siesta Key in the evening. Sarasota County sheriff's office Deputy Mike Watson and Sarasota City Island PD officer Mike Skinner aided in the rescue of this turtle. The turtle was given the nickname "Tootsie Roll" and brought back to Mote for rehabilitation. Was weighed, blood was drawn, fluids & antibiotics were given, and it was placed in low water.

06/09/2019  Tootsie Roll ate well on the first offering.

06/12/2019 Tootsie Roll continues to eat well. Still in low water level due to a bouyancy issue. Was placed on injectable iron once a week due to anemia.

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