Behind the Scenes

Name: Jeff Goldblum

Species: Loggerhead

Date admitted: December 5, 2017

Stranding location: 

Status: In treatment

Admission notes: Jeff was admitted as a debilitated loggerhead. He was covered in leeches and had a pretty heavy load of barnacles and algae.

 

UPDATES

January 7, 2018: We have had trouble with our pool heaters that keep our water temperatures regulated, so Jeff was moved inside temporarily while we work on getting the tanks warmed back up!

December 23, 2017: Blood work showed that Jeff was anemic, as most debilitated loggerheads are, but he was not as emaciated as what we would typically see. We have treated him or some parasites. He’s a great eater and has become very curious about the toes that keep showing up in his tank during treatments each day!

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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