Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: November 19, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 14.3 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder
Jag is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in Hobe Sound. The turtle has old, healed trauma to its carapace from an unknown cause. Radiographs also revealed an impaction and a large amount of gas in the turtle’s intestines. Jag will receive treatment and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as the buoyancy disorder is treated. Jag’s prognosis is good.
The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
The turtle is off all medications.
02/11/2021 -Jag was released on February 11, 2021 from Eau Palm Beach Resort. View video here >
02/01/2021 -Jag’s progress has been very good this past month, the turtle is gaining weight and its buoyancy disorder has improved significantly. Jag’s prognosis remains excellent.
01/01/2021 -Jag’s progress is acceptable and we are continuing the turtle on its current course of treatment. Jag’s buoyancy disorder has improved significantly since admission and the turtle’s prognosis is good.
12/01/2020 - New Patient