Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: April 5, 2021
Stranding Location: Riviera Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 23.14 lbs.
Current Weight: 23.14 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder
Kronos is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating and unable to dive in Riviera Beach. Radiographs revealed a large amount of gas in the turtle’s body. Kronos will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
05/14/2021 - Kronos was released from Loggerhead Park on May 13, 2021. View video here >
05/07/2021 - Kronos has made excellent progress recovering from severe pneumocoelom. The turtle is gaining weight, is very active and is swimming normally again. Kronos’ prognosis is good.
04/08/2021 - New Patient