Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded March 30, 2019
Location of Stranding Brevard County, FL
Date of Arrival April 2, 2019
Number of Days of Care 78 days

Final Disposition



03/30/2019  Waffle was found very lethargic on India Atlantic beach. No injuries were noted but the carapace had a few barnacles. Was taken to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center.

04/02/2019  Waffle was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's sea turtle hospital. Put on a round of injectable antibiotics. Started eating right away. Watching defecations closely as monofilament fishing line was found in the first defecation.

04/12/2019  Waffle was taken off injectable antiobiotcs and put on an oral version. Eating very well. We have not seen any more monofilament in the fecal matter.

05/26/2019  Waffle's oral antibiotic was discontinued! Continues to improve and gain weight.

06/19/2019 Waffle was medically cleared and released by Mote staff and interns off of the east coast!

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