Date admitted: December 12, 2019
Stranding location: Indian River
Status: In treatment
Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle came to us after stranding in the Indian River near Sebastian Inlet. The turtle presented with a fishing line wrapped around every flipper, cutting deep into the front left flipper and causing lacerations. The line had to be cut out by a veterinarian. Besides their tangled predicament, this turtle has great body condition and a spunky disposition.
January 16, 2020: This turtle has a great demeanor and loves using their bug EED to scratch on. They love scratching on anything, actually! Finn’s PCV is high enough for their first FP removal surgery, which is planned for next week!
January 3, 2020: Finn had no internal FP tumors on their preliminary CT scan. The deep laceration on this turtle’s left front flipper has been debrided several times by our veterinary staff and appears to be healing well. The inflammation on the flipper continues to subside as well. Finn continues to have a good appetite.
December 19, 2019: This turtle was caught by the UCF research team during netting and presented with fishing line entanglement on the left front flipper. Veterinary staff was able to untangle the flipper and clean the wound. Finn began eating on day one in their tank and we are currently awaiting CT results.