Posted July 3, 2018 | Updated July 4, 2018

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Euchre

EUCHRE

Adult, Loggerhead
(Caretta caretta)

Patient Status: Current.

Euchre sea turtle rehab


Date Found: June 13, 2018.

Location Found: Saint John’s Sound.

Reason for Rescue: Found floating and swimming sideways.


TRIAGE

WEIGHT: 75.8 kg (167.1 lbs).

SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 83.5 cm.

EXAM FINDINGS: Quiet but alert; barnacles on tongue; breathing was clear and he was lifting his head. Red algae and some barnacles found on his back. Swim test revealed side swimming.

INITIAL TREATMENT: Received fluids and vitamins.


EUCHRE’S STORY 

Euchre was found floating and swimming sideways around St. John’s Sound, between Honeymoon Island State Park and Fred Howard Park on June 13, 2018. This was most likely due to gastrointestinal gas.

FUN FACT: Our biggest current rehab patient!

NAMING THEME: Games.

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TREATMENT UPDATES

6/21/18 – Fluids were discontinued.


All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-18-172.

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