Date admitted: October 21, 2020
Stranding location: Vero Beach
Status: In treatment
Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle came to us on October 21 from Vero Beach. Pumpkin had been seen stranding on the beach multiple times, and upon intake, there is no obvious reason for stranding as this sea turtle has good body condition.
November 4, 2020: Although Pumpkin has great body condition, this turtle came back with a positive blood culture. They were reluctant to eat for the first few days, but eventually came around. Pumpkin is enjoying fish, clam, shrimp and zucchini!