Patient Status: Released June 5, 2017
Date Found: March 24, 2017
Location Found: Jacksonville Beach, Duval County, FL
Reason for Rescue: Found washed up on the beach
WEIGHT: 2.4 kg
SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 29.0 cm
EXAM FINDINGS: Alert and active; slightly thin with mild epibiota (barnacles and algae) on the carapace (shell), and a few abrasions.
INITIAL TREATMENT: Received vitamins, antibiotics, and fluids
Eggo is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found washed ashore in Hanna Park on March 24, 2017. The turtle was brought to the Sea Turtle Hospital at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience for triage, but was transferred to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on March 26, 2017 due to an overcrowding of turtles at the Whitney Lab facility.
NAMING THEME: Cereal
FUN FACT: The cereal I’m named after used to make mayonnaise and potato chips but now only waffles and cereal are made.
3/27/17: Swam well in a shallow pool, will begin to increase in-water time.
3/29/17: Offered solid food and ate everything
4/7/17: Discontinuing glucose checks and fluids; and starting daily oral medications
5/1/17: Abrasions healing nicely.
6/5/17: After 74 days in rehab, Eggo was released near Jacksonville, FL. We wish Eggo the best back out in the ocean!