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Name: Bean

Species: Green

Date admitted: January 6, 2019

Stranding location: Port Canaveral

Status: Released

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.


April 12, 2019: This turtle was released on Monday! Good luck, Bean!

April 4, 2019: This turtle had (hopefully) their final blood recheck this week!

March 28, 2019: Bean was moved to a “big kid” tank with Dale, Boxer and Kernel. This turtle is getting so close to release, and hopefully will have their final blood taken next week!

March 21, 2019: Bean was taken off their medications and is looking to be released!

March 13, 2019: Bean is clean of trematodes!

February 21, 2019: This turtle is still on medications, but we are hopeful the next blood draw will show a healthy enough status to take them off.

February 13, 2019: Bean’s beautiful colors are starting to show as this turtle’s scutes are starting to grow back after harboring lots of epibiota.

February 6, 2019: Bean’s second fecal exam showed no Caryospora! This turtle will need to pass one more fecal exam to be considered parasite free. Bean is eating well and their carpace is healing nicely. Vet staff is waiting for blood results from this week.

January 29, 2019: Bean is eating well and has completed their second round of Caryospora treatment. This turtle’s most recent fecal exam showed no Caryospora! We will continue performing fecal exams over the next few weeks in hopes that Bean will pass the remaining two required to ensure they are protozoan-free.

January 23, 2019: This turtle is on their second round of Caryospora treatment. Bean is a good eater and their carapace (top shell) is healing well after many barnacles were removed.

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.