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.


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.


05/14/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Kronos was released from Loggerhead Park on May 13, 2021. View video here >

05/07/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)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.

04/30/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

04/23/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/16/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/08/2021 - New Patient