The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Baby Sarah

Baby Sarah

Arrival Date: April 20, 2024

Patient Profile

Name: Baby Sarah

Species: Green Sea Turtle

Weight: 6 pounds

Reason for visit: Fibropapillomatosis (FP) and Lethargic

Location Found: Hawks Cay on Duck Key, FL

Status Report

04/20/24: Found near Hawks Cay on Duck Key, Baby Sarah is a young Green Sea turtle. Good samaritain

saw Baby Sarah floating near the surface of the water covered in algae and other plant life. The Turtle Hospital Rescue team arrived on scene and discovered Baby Sarah had Fibropapillomatosis (FP) tumors on her abdomen as well. Further exam and intake diagnostics were performed at the hospital to begin the road to recovery for Baby Sarah. 

05/21/11: It has been just over a month since Baby Sarah arrived at the Turtle Hospital, and while Baby Sarah is still quite critical she is staying strong and adjusting well to the rehab team’s supportive treatments. Baby Sarah has been noted as tender in her personality and enjoys being hand fed by her rehab team. We look forward to seeing more improvements from Baby Sarah. Make sure to come say hello to cheer her on during your visit to the Turtle Hospital.

 

 

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