Litmus's Story

Litmus was rescued from the Halifax River near Ponce Inlet, FL. Litmus presented with a laceration on her front flipper and fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers.

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

 
Species:
Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~3-5 yrs)

Location: Ponce Inlet, FL
Concern:  Lacerations & Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Critical

Weight: 2.45 kg 5.40 lbs

Updates

2021-Mar-06 Parasite eggs found in fecal. Prescribed parasite medication.
2021-Feb-13 Eating well on own without tong feeding.
2021-Feb-02 Activity level is incerasing. No interest in food. Floating.
2021-Jan-22 Rescued from the Halifax River near Ponce Inlet, FL. Wound on flipper cleaned thoroughly with disinfectant. Freshwater bath to remove epibiota. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwork and radiographs.