Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date: April 5, 2023
Stranding Location: Port St. Lucie, FL

Admission Weight: 78.76 lbs.
Current Weight: 82.2 lbs.

Initial Condition: Debilitated, healed amputation

Josie is a Subadult loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group in St. Lucie County. Barnacles, algae and other epibiota were removed with a freshwater bath. Currently on antibiotics.


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.


5/12/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

5/5/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

4/28/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Body weight is low, being encouraged to eat. Currently receiving antibiotics.

4/21/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

4/14/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Fecal test was positive for Strongyles(GI parasite). Currently receiving antibiotics and dewormer. Will repeat a fecal test in two weeks.

4/7/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient.