Uncle Johnny

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded April 3, 2022
Location of Stranding Juno Beach
Date of Arrival April 10, 2022
Number of Days of Care 87 days

Final Disposition


Uncle Johnny

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.

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