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Female loggerhead

Name: Thurber

Species: Loggerhead

Date admitted: May 5, 2019

Stranding location: New Smyrna Beach

Status: In treatment

Admission notes: This 215-lb. female loggerhead was named for someone special—Brian Thurber of Proud Pour—whose Cider for Sea Turtles will give back to our Healing Center! The turtle came to us highly anemic and covered in leeches. We performed an ultrasound and confirmed that she is holding eggs!



May 24, 2019: Thurber continues to eat more and more. She received a Panacur treatment for nematodes last week and we will recheck her fecal next week.

May 17, 2019: Thurber came out for radiographs and a weigh in this week! This turtle did awesome and didn’t fuss too much while we worked around her to get this done. The radiographs revealed nothing abnormal. Thurber did lose some weight, but she also started passing a lot of fecal (finally!), so we can attribute that to the weight loss.