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ROANOKE


LOGGERHEAD

Caretta caretta

Juvenile


ADMIT
  MAY 2012
RELEASED

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THE STRANDING Found debilitated.  Started on fluids and then transferred to the KBSTRRC
THE TREATMENT She is first kept in shallow water to facilitate breathing.  She is given fluids and antibiotics.  In this state loggerheads typically are not interested in eating.
This will be one of the challenges.
 
June 1, 2012
After weeks of struggle and assist feeding, this turtle is now eating food, mostly squid, on her own.  She is improving slowly.