Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: October 6, 2021
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 0.94 lbs.
Current Weight: 0.95 lbs.

Issue: Washback

Hendricks is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Jensen Beach. The turtle is a washback, which is a sea turtle in the pelagic stage that lives offshore in the floating sargassum seaweed, but has washed back ashore. Hendricks will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork.


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.


12/06/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Hendricks was transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on November 27 for continued care.

11/29/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/22/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/15/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/08/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Hendricks has started to become more active in the tank, and is eating when skewer-fed by hospital staff. The turtle’s anemia is being monitored, but the septicemia is improving with antibiotics.

11/01/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)


10/11/2021 - New patient