|Date Stranded||April 3, 2022|
|Location of Stranding||Juno Beach|
|Date of Arrival||April 10, 2022|
|Number of Days of Care||87 days|
04/03/2022 Uncle Johnny is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The turtle arrived at Loggerhead Marine Life Center with a hook in its esophagus and two external hooks in its right front flipper. Uncle Johnny will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics.
04/10/2022 Uncle Johnny was trasferred to Mote for continued rehabilitation. He is active and eating well. He is anemic, so will be started on iron supplementation.
04/16/2022 Uncle Johnny continues to do well. His diet is being increased daily.
05/07/2022 Uncle Johnny refuses to eat squid, but is eating all shrimp and capelin offered. He is still rather slow moving and has a head tilt. He was given an anti-parasitic in case that is causing the slight neurologic symptoms.
06/10/2022 Uncle Johnny is much more active and alert. He is eating well and blood parameters are improving.
07/06/2022 Uncle Johnny and Sweet Reese were released by Mote staff and interns at Avalon State Park in Fort Pierece, FL.