Juniper is a small (3.4 lb) and beautiful juvenile Atlantic green that was found on Boca Chica beach, languishing in the surf. Juniper had no apparent visible injuries, but after a few days here, passed small pieces of plastic, and then, a 9 inch balloon. Juniper also has elevated white blood cells, which could indicate an infection. We have started Juniper on antibiotics.
November Update: Juniper tested positive for the parasite Caryospora and was started on a new antibiotic. We will be doing fecals until they are parasite free. On the plus side, Juniper has a great appetite and high energy!
December Update: We are waiting on a second fecal test, but we are thinking she is parasite free! Juniper is swimming with Sunshine, Rhino and Barber. They are adorable together!
February Update: Juniper is so beautiful. Up to 7.1 pounds, more than twice her weight since stranding!!! She is now swimming with Cole and Barracuda…she was getting a little rowdy in the tank with the other smaller greens.