Tsetse Fly's Story

Tsetse fly was rescued from Boca Raton, FL with lethargic behavior and no blink or reflex response. Due to the lack of neurological response, a protozoa infection was suspected and treated for.

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table.

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

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Concern: Protozoa Infection
Status: Deceased

Weight: 2.1 kg 4.6 lbs


2020-May-5 Tsetse Fly succumbed to her illness and passed away.
2020-May-1 Began supportive medications and treatment for protozoa infection.
2020-May-1 Rescued from Boca Raton, FL struggling to swim in the surf. Tsetse fly was lethargic, had a large barnacle load on carapace, and exhibited no blink or reflex response.