- Patient Status
- Released – January 19, 2022
- Date Found
- December 2, 2021
- Redington Beach; Pinellas County
- Reason for Rescue
- Stranded on beach
- 12.72 kg (27.9 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 45.3 cm
- Exam Findings
- Good body condition. Majority of fibropapilloma tumors are ventral near rear flippers.
- Initial Treatment
- Received vitamins & fluids.
Schmidt is a juvenile, green sea turtle who was found stranded on Redington Beach on December 2, 2021. Based on exam, Schmidt is in good body condition with a large load of fibropapilloma tumors ventral near rear flippers. Schmidt’s initial treatment consists of fluids and vitamin injections.
INTERESTING FACT: Schmidt is a part of our Sitcom Characters naming theme. Schmidt is from New Girl!
Schmidt was swim tested for the first time. He is not buoyant and is able to dive! We will slowly increase his swim time as he improves!
Schmidt went for a routine CT scan and no obvious internal tumors seen!
Schmidt is able to be in deep water all day and overnight!
He is showing interest in food and started on a diet!
Schmidt is continuing to eat well and will hopefully be ready for surgery soon!
Released at 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-21/22-172.