Date admitted: January 31, 2019
Stranding location: Satellite Beach
Status: In treatment
Admission notes: This turtle arrived on January 31 from Satellite Beach. They came in with a large load of barnacles and swelling on the carpace. Narwhal tested positive for Shewanella algae, a bacteria prevalent in marine environments. We are happy to say that since being admitted, Narwhal began eating on their own.
February 13, 2019: Narwhal continues to eat on their own and their carpace is starting to heal up.