- Patient Status
- Released on June 4, 2019
- Date Found
- March 18, 2019
- Summer Haven River; St. John’s County
- Reason for Rescue
- Found washed ashore
- 2.59 kg (5.7 kg)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 26.9 cm
- Exam Findings
- Alert, active, and good body condition
- Initial Treatment
- Vitamin injections and fluids
April is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found washed ashore on Summer Haven River in St. John’s County on March 18, 2019. April, along with five other turtles, were transferred to Clearwater Marine Aquarium from Volusia County Marine Science Center on April 1 because of limited habitat space. April is improving and doing well in our care!
- Interesting Fact
- Six sea turtles transferred together from Volusia County were named after characters from The Ninja Turtles
- Naming Theme
- Ninja Turtles
Transferred to CMA from Volusia County Marine Science Center. Bloodwork sent out to lab.
Started on diet.
Improving and eating very well.
Went for CT scan.
Appetite is great! Improving.
Starting on antibiotics.
April has received a clean bill of health by our veterinary staff!
Released on the east coast by FWC!
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.