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Reason for Stranding
Stranded in tide line near Mile Marker 9 covered in algae.
March 2020- Currently receiving Ceftazidime (antibiotic), Vitamin B to promote appetite/energy, fluids for hydration, and Vitamin K to help with some blood clotting issues. Comet has had an intermittent appetite since arriving at our hospital so we closely monitor Comet’s appetite each day. We offer Comet live prey (blue crabs) a few times a week to try to encourage natural predation behavior.
No visible wounds, sand in mouth. X-rays, blood, and turtle’s body condition are all normal.
Ways to help Comet's Recovery
One of the three primary missions at Sea Turtle, Inc. is rehabilitation. We work hard to rescue and return every sea turtle back to the wild. Proceeds from this adoption will go directly to purchase needed medical supplies, veterinary exams, x-rays, food and general care for our rehab turtles.