Yertle is recovering well from pneumonia and has finally started eating which is a good sign of healing. He/she began eating crab halves without shells in small amounts giving her digestive system a chance to adjust to having food again. Now he/she has progressed to eating sardines and capelin which are nutrient rich and will help with weight gain. He/she is showing more energy and the water level in the tank is now full.

  • age / species: Juvenile Loggerhead
  • admittance date: 07-10-16 / Ocracoke
  • cause: pneumonia
  • weight: 75 lbs now 91.5 lbs
  • outcome: Released 1-13-17

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