|Date Stranded||March 30, 2019|
|Location of Stranding||Brevard County, FL|
|Date of Arrival||April 2, 2019|
|Number of Days of Care||78 days|
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!
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)