Joshua Tree

Joshua tree



Species: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
(CM 23-2257)

Arrival Date: September 7, 2023
Stranding Location: Boca Raton, FL (Transfer)

Admission Weight: 9.8 kg., 21.56 lbs.
Current Weight: 9.8 kg., 21.56 lbs.

Initial Condition: Floating, FP

Joshua Tree is a juvenile green from Boca Raton found floating and has a laceration on the plastron. Previous patient at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Treated for FP and a boat strike before release. Radiographs indicate GI gas present. Current treatment is antibiotics, enemas, GI motility medications, and wound care.


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)Joshua Tree was Found unresponsive in the tank on Friday. Necropsy results were intestine perforation and kidney hemorrhage.

9/8/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient