Grant: 16-021C
Project Title: Purchase of an endoscope, the necessary attachments, and computer for Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital
Project Manager: Gretchen Lovewell
Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory (Non-Profit Organization)
Grant Amount: $14,309.00
Completion Date: 2018-02-12

Summary: Project will purchase of an updated endoscope, attachments, and lap top computer for use by the medical care staff at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospitals. The endoscope will be used to perform procedures on sea turtles that have been admitted into rehabilitation as appropriate for their cases.

Results: The computer, endoscope, and air pump accessory were purchased. While we have not had to use the endoscope for the remove any foreign bodies, we have utilized the equipment to investigate potential gastrointestinal blockages on a stranded sea turtle that was undergoing care in our rehabilitation hospital and have found it a valuable tool.