- Patient Status
- Date Found
- August 21, 2022
- Tampa Bay, FL; Hillsborough County
- Reason for Rescue
- 27.6 kg (58.7 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 60.6 cm
- Exam Findings
- Good body condition and active
- Initial Treatment
- Vitamin injections and fluids
Denali is a sub-adult green sea turtle who was found floating in the Tampa Bay area on August 21. Denali has a very minor case of fibropapilloma tumors and otherwise is in good body condition! Diagnostics showed that Denali has a lot of gastrointestinal gas buildup which could likely be the cause of the buoyancy. Denali’s initial treatment plan consists of vitamin injections and fluids.
INTERESTING FACT: Denali is named after Denali National Park and Preserve in Arkansas, USA.
We are continuing to monitor his buoyancy and defecations. We have started to offer food daily.
Denali is now resting on the bottom majority of the day, and is in deep water all day and overnight!
Denali has received a clean bill of health from our veterinarian!
Denali successfully released at Fort Desoto Park!
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-21/22-172A.