Green Sea Turtle #16-3404

Green Sea Turtle #16-3404
Oct 29 2016

On Saturday, October 29, an adult green sea turtle (patient # 16-3404) weighing approximately 52 pounds (sex unknown) was brought to CROW from Captiva.  It arrived depressed, pale and was having increased inspiratory effort. The turtle had a single small Fibropapilloma (a common disease that causes tumors to cover a turtle’s body and impede their vision, mouth, and movement). It is believed that the sea turtle has Brevitoxicosis (red tide).  Overall, the turtle is in great body condition and being provided supportive care (food, water) and being monitored close

Status Updates

Showing Signs of Interest in Food - Nov 08 2016 12:13 pm

Patient remains bright and alert but has not been eating since it arrived at CROW wildlife hospital. The turtle was offered greens and live fish but showed little interest in eating. Yesterday, the turtle began to respond to food and ate 8 offerings of squid. Visit our YouTube channel to view underwater footage of the sea turtle enjoying a serving of squid https://youtu.be/-Uc7mPTA948


Green Sea Turtle Released - Dec 01 2016 3:16 pm

The green sea turtle was released in Naples, FL at Vanderbilt Beach. Click here to see the release http://bit.ly/2gN8qce