Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: October 2, 2021
Stranding Location: Port Salerno, FL
Initial Weight: 7.26 lbs.
Current Weight: 7.39 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder, trauma
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
12/06/2021 - Carla was released on November 30 from Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Beach after 59 days of care in our hospital. View video here >
11/08/2021 - Carla’s external carapace weight was removed last week and the turtle is able to rest flat on the bottom of the tank without effort. The turtle was moved into a deeper tank, but was returned to a shallow depth after not adjusting well.
10/11/2021 - New patient