Species: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
(CM 23-137)

Arrival Date: July 20, 2023
Stranding Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Admission Weight: 6.32 kg., 13.9 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.38 kg., 14.04 lbs.

Initial Condition: Entanglement, amputation
with bone exposed

Joey is a juvenile green from Boynton Beach entangled in fishing line. The left humerus bone was exposed. Dr. Kristen Dube surgically removed the humerus on July 26th. Currently on antibiotics and pain medications.


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.


9/8/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Joey was successfully released on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

9/1/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Joey has been cleared for release.

8/25/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sutures were removed and surgical site has healed well.

8/18/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sutures can be removed next week if the incision still looks good.

8/11/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)He is doing very well, but needs more time for his incision to heal before release.

8/4/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

7/28/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

7/21/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient