Date admitted: February 22, 2019
Stranding location: Micco
Status: In treatment
Admission notes: This turtle came to us on February 22—National Margarita Day—and was found swimming by Outriggers restaurant in the Indian River. They arrived with two propeller lacerations to the back portion of their shell, but luckily did not hit the vertebra and the turtle still has most functions of their rear flippers. Margarita has already acclimated to their new pool, is eating and began medications to prevent infections from their wounds and help with buoyancy. Margarita is already showing us their big personality!
March 13, 2019: Margarita is looking fantastic! This turtle started passing fecals regularly, showing us that their boat strike did not affect their GI motility.