Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date: April 14, 2023
Stranding Location: Port St. Lucie, FL

Admission Weight: 36 lbs.
Current Weight: 34.5 lbs.

Initial Condition: Flipper wound

Dilly is a juvenile green sea turtle that was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group in St. Lucie County with a flipper wound. Dr. Barron performed surgery to repair the flipper wound. The flipper was able to be saved. Receiving antibiotics. Will need another surgical debridement.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.

Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.

Patient is off all medications.


5/12/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Cleared for release by Dr. Barron. Pending FWC approval.

5/5/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

4/28/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

4/21/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Dr. Barron performed surgery on Monday to repair the flipper wound. The flipper was able to be saved. Currently has a honey bandage on the flipper and is receiving antibiotics. In shallow water to limit movement while the flipper heals.

4/14/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient.