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Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Release Date: 2013-07-04 00:00:00
Release Location: Jekyll Island GA
Last Location: 2013-12-16 02:52:11
Hugue (pronounced “Hue”) is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who was found stranded in HuguenotParkin Jacksonville, Fl on December 29, 2011. Hugue was debilitated and slightly cold stunned upon arrival. We slowly brought Hugue back up to a normal temperature (75-80 degrees Fahrenheit) and treated him/her with iron supplementation, fluids, antibiotics, and nutritional support. Additionally, the turtle had several wounds that have required fairly intensive wound care. Most of these have healed and now we are just treating a deep abscess at the plastron/skin interface, Initial blood work revealed a low packed cell volume (PCV) indicating he/she was anemic and a low blood protein. During the rehabilitation process, Hugue developed some additional abnormalities to the blood work, elevated liver enzymes and evidence of inflammation. A milk thistle product and an oral antibiotic have been used to treat the potential liver disease. Luckily, Hugue had a healthy appetite fairly early on and has put on a good amount of weight and the PCV is back up to a good level.