Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: November 30, 2020
Stranding Location: Lake Worth, FL
Initial Weight: 9.15 lbs.
Current Weight: 10.2 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder, Trauma
Grayson is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found in the Lake Worth Inlet. The turtle has trauma to its carapace and plastron that will be treated topically with betadine, honey, and therapeutic laser. Grayson is also missing its left rear flipper due to an unknown cause. The turtle will receive antibiotics and be closely monitored by hospital staff as its injuries are treated. Grayson’s prognosis is good.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
02/24/2021 -Grayson was released from Hutchinson Island on February 24, 2021. View video here >
01/01/2021 -Grayson’s progress has been steady this past month, and the turtle’s wounds are healing appropriately as is the buoyancy disorder. Grayson’s prognosis remains good.
12/10/2020 - New Patient