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loggerhead turtle

Name: Falkor

Species: Loggerhead

Date admitted: April 11, 2019

Stranding location: Indian River Lagoon

Status: Deceased

Admission notes: This sub-adult loggerhead appeared lethargic, anemic and covered in a heavy epibiota load upon intake to the Healing Center.



May 6, 2019: We are sad to report that Falkor suddenly passed away Friday morning. Upon necropsy, a large parasitic load in the colon was found. We have learned a lot from Falkor’s time here that we will be able to pass on to our next patients.

April 24, 2019: In Falkor’s most recent fecal exam, a significant number of nematodes were found. This turtle has not been interested in food, so we began gavage feeding this week.