- Patient Status
- Released on April 29, 2020
- Date Found
- March 16, 2020
- Merry Pier in St. Pete; Pinellas County
- Reason for Rescue
- Found Floating and Unable to Submerge.
- 2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 28.1 cm
- Exam Findings
- Alert and very active. Moderate amount of epibiota on carapace.
- Initial Treatment
- Received vitamin injections and fluids.
Maggie Mae’s Story
Maggie Mae is a juvenile, green sea turtle who was found floating and unable to submerge by a pier in St. Petersburg. X-Rays revealed that Maggie Mae had a moderate amount of GI Gas which could be the cause of her floating. Her initial treatment consists of fluids, vitamin injections and antibiotics.
Maggie Mae was offered fish and ate immediately! She will officially start on a diet tomorrow.
Maggie Mae’s buoyancy has improved and she is able to be in deep water all day and overnight. She is resting on the bottom!
She is continuing to do well and we are increasing her diet.
No updates. Her appetite is still great!
Received a clean bill of health from our veterinary staff!
Cleared for release by FWC and released on Clearwater Beach!
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.