Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: January 13, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 10.69 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Issue: Shark Bite Wounds
JJ is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Hobe Sound. The turtle has fresh shark bite wounds all over its body. The wounds will be treated topically with antibacterials and therapeutic laser. JJ will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as its 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.
01/13/2020 - New Patient