Earwig's Story

Earwig was rescued from Fort Lauderdale, FL at the FPL Port Everglades Power Plant. She appeared lethargic and had multiple large barnacles on her carapace due to inactivity. 

Earwig sitting on a towel in a turtle bin

 
Species: 
Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~1-3 yrs)

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Concern: Lethargic
Status: Released

Weight: 
2.1 kg 5.0 lbs

Updates

2020-Mar-17 Applied flipper and pit tags. Released by Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program.
2020-Mar-13 Cleared for release by veterinarian. 
2020-Mar-10 Active and eating well. Expected to make a full recovery.
2020-Feb-24 Passed plastic and styrofoam in fecal.
2020-Feb-19 Started on fluid therapy.
2020-Feb-18 Rescued from Fort Lauderdale, FL due to lethargic behavior.