Curie's Story

Curie was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant presenting with healed injuries from a shark attack. Curie is missing portions of her front left flipper and rear right flipper and carapace.

Close up of a loggerhead sea turtle laying in a treatment tank.

 
Species:
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Age: Sub-Adult (~10-15 yrs)

Location: St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Shark Bite Injury
Status: Recovering

Weight: 84.3 kg 185.5 lbs

Updates

2021-Jan-05 Active and eating well.
2020-Dec-22 Finished course of medications. Begin anemia treatment and monitor PCV.
2020-Dec-01 Continue supportive medication. Discontinue fluid therapy.
2020-Nov-18 Began Hetastarch fluid therapy.
2020-Nov-11 Wounds cleaned. In shallow water. Eating and more active.
2020-Nov-09 Rescued from St. Lucie, FL with shark bite injuries to flippers and rear carapace. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwork and radiographs.