Date admitted: January 6, 2019
Stranding location: Port Canaveral
Status: In treatment
Admission notes: Bean was brought to us on January 6—National Bean Day—and thus has a very fitting name. They were found in Port Canaveral with a heavy barnacle load. This juvenile green turtle has Caryospora, but has great body condition and is already eating on their own! Bean also had bloodwork taken, which looked good.
January 17, 2019: Bean is currently barnacle-free, eating well and in great body condition. This turtle is still struggling with Caryospora, but we hope the medication will help this spunky turtle soon.