Date admitted: April 11, 2019
Stranding location: Indian River Lagoon
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.