Aquarid

Stranded 05-06-2017

 

 

aquarid corneaAquarid is a small beautiful Atlantic juvenile found wedged in the jetties at Isla Blanca. Aquarid weighs in at 4 lbs. She has an old constriction site injury on her head that affected the right side of her face: upper right jaw missing and she cannot completely close right eye. This is likely the cause for the corneal ulcer that was present on intake. The picture on the left shows the ulcer, healed with 4 days of medicinal treatment!. She is also being given cold laser treatments for plastron abrasions from being trapped inaquarid after cornea med the rocks. She is currently sharing a tank with our two hawksbills, Sunshine and Hula.