- Patient Status
- Date Found
- March 23, 2019
- Offshore of Pine Island; Hernando County
- Reason for Rescue
- Found floating
- 24.3 kg (53.5 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 61.8 cm
- Exam Findings
- Alert and active. Good body condition. Partially healed boat strike wound on carapace and heavy coverage of algae on carapace as well.
- Initial Treatment
- Fluids, antibiotics, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory medication.
Odie is a sub-adult, green sea turtle who was found floating offshore of Pine Island in Hernando County on March 23. Odie has a partially healed boat strike wound on his carapace with also a heavy amount of algae. Odie’s initial treatment plan consists of fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication and vitamins.
NAMING THEME: Cartoons.
X-rays completed. Applied a topical cream over carapace wound to help it heal.
Swimming well and ate sample diet offered! Continuing to do glucose checks twice a day and giving fluids if needed.
Seen resting on the bottom and diet was increased!
Went for a CT scan.
Continuing to eat well!
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.