Date Stranded: September 6, 2021
Date Released: October 14, 2021

Reason for Stranding


Patient History

-66.8 lb adult female Kemp’s ridley
-observed floating near Pier 19 (called in by a restaurant customer; rescued by STI board member Bill Hoenes who happened to be driving by on his boat and saw the turtle; animal care was able to help pull turtle onto a boat)

Patient Injuries

-Physical Exam: Left eye completely covered with scabs; applied antibiotic ointment. The right eye looks great. No other external injuries were visible.

Patient Treatments

mentation: depressed, but responsive when handled -in-house blood work all within normal limits -started on Ceftazidime (antibiotic), Vit B complex, and fluids -took a series of radiographs

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