Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: November 30, 2018
Stranding Location: Riviera Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 3.9  Ibs.
Current Weight: 4.27 Ibs.

Issue: Infection


Cooper is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in a marina in the Intracoastal Waterway. The turtle is debilitated and has a chronic systemic infection. Cooper also has damage to its carapace where there were large barnacles attached that will be treated topically. We will monitor the infection and overall health of the turtle with weekly bloodwork.


Sea_turtle_icon(green)This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.


01/10/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(red) This turtle was rapidly deteriorating and the decision was made to humanely euthanize it. Necropsy revealed a large blood clot that was completely displacing the left lung.

12/26/18 -Sea_turtle_icon(red) Cooper is becoming weaker and still not eating.

12/26/18 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

12/19/18 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Cooper is finally showing increased strength and more movement.

12/12/18 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Cooper is receiving parenteral nutrition, but has not yet begun to show any improvement.

11/30/18 - New patient