- Patient Status
- Released May 19, 2022
- Date Found
- March 1, 2022
- St. Augustine Beach; St. John’s County
- Reason for Rescue
- Washed ashore
- 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 32.5 cm
- Exam Findings
- Lethargic. Small amount of barnacles on carapace.
- Initial Treatment
- Antibiotics and fluids
French is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found washed ashore in St. John’s County on March 1st and taken to Whitney Laboratory. French was transferred to CMA on March 2nd from Volusia County Marine Science Center to help free up space for more local strandings in that area. French appears lethargic at examination. French’s initial treatment consists of antibiotics and fluids.
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French is doing well in water. She was initially placed in a shallow kiddie pool due to her lethargy to help her achieve good breaths. We are slowly increasing swim time as she improves. French is showing interest in food!
French is doing well in water all day and overnight. She is eating but does favor her greens over meat unlike other juvenile green sea turtles we have! We are still doing daily glucose checks and giving fluids as needed.
French is continuing to eat and improve!
French had a routine exam completed. She is gaining weight and continuing to improve! We are hopeful for a release in the near future.
French has received a clean bill of health from our veterinarian!
French was released on the east coast of Florida on Talbot Island!
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.