On Sunday we received 2 new green turtles, Finn and Greta. While these two turtles came from very different places (Broward and St. Lucie counties) they seem to be suffering from similar conditions. They both have neurological issues of unknown origin. We are keeping them out of the water because they are not able to swim well – turtles breathe air like we do and they can drown. We are treating them for potential parasites that may be in the brain. So far it’s the only explanation we have for their condition.
On another note, we found out today that Fiona’s digestive tract is indeed working. We are concerned that the wounds to the carapace may have caused some spinal damage. This can impact the intestines, but so far it seems like things are looking good for her. She is still far from out of danger but every little improvement keeps us hopeful.