- Patient Status
- Date Found
- May 29, 2019
- Crystal River, Citrus County, FL
- Reason for Rescue
- Found floating
- 2.66 kg (5.9 lbs)
- SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH)
- 27.0 cm
- EXAM FINDINGS
- Very active and good body condition
- INITIAL TREATMENT
- Received fluids and vitamins
Taz is a juvenile green sea turtle who was found floating in a shipping channel in the Crystal River area on May 29, 2019. After x-rays, it was discovered there is a lot of gastrointestinal gas that could be causing Taz to float. Taz’s treatment plan consists of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics.
- Naming Theme
X-rays completed and bloodwork sent out to the lab. Swimming well in the kiddie pool.
Favoring right side when swimming. Continuing to do glucose checks twice a day and giving fluids if needed.
Went for CT Scan.
Started on diet!
Swimming well in deep water all day. Appetite is great!
Recheck x-rays were completed. Taz still has a lot of stool in GI tract. Currently monitoring appetite.
Seen resting on the bottom! Eating well.
Taz has received a clean bill of health from our veterinary staff!
Released at Fred Howard 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-18-172.