Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: January 18, 2019
Stranding Location: North Palm Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 49.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 49.46 lbs.
Issue: Fishing line entaglement
Current Condition: Released
Aquaman is a large juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found in the Lake Worth Lagoon in North PalmBeach. The turtle arrived with line entangled around the base of its left front flipper. The line was removed and the constriction wound with be treated topically with honey and therapeutic laser. Aquaman will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as we treat its entanglement injury.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
02/21/2019 - Aquaman was released at Loggerhead Park on 2/21. View photos from the release on our Facebook page.
02/13/2019 - Aquaman is eating regularly.
02/06/2019 - Aquaman is occasionally eating and continues to heal well.
02/04/2019 Aquaman is healing very well, but is refusing to eat.
01/18/2019 - New patient