Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: June 24, 2019
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL
Initial Weight: 223.74 lbs.
Current Weight: 217.0 lbs.
Issue: Unintentional Boat Strike
Galapagos is an adult male green sea turtle patient that was found floating and unable to dive offshore of Jupiter. The turtle has an old unintentional boat strike injury to the back of his carapace, and fresh boat strike injuries on his right marginal carapace. The wounds will be treated topically with betadine, honey, and therapeutic laser. Galapagos will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as the buoyancy disorder and boat strike injuries are treated.
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.
07/11/2019 - Galapagos’ appetite continues to improve. We have attached weights to the carapace and the turtle is now resting comfortably on the bottom.
07/04/2019 - Galapagos is eating better.
06/25/2019 - New Patient