Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Stranding Date: November 22, 2010
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant
Initial Weight: 102.19 lbs.
Injury: Caught in power plant intake canal
Lowell is a sub adult Loggerhead sea turtle, that was recovered from the power plant intake canal. The turtle has an old motorcraft injury (propeller hit) to the carapace which has caused spinal cord damage and paralysis of both rear flippers.
12/12/2010 – Lowell has begun an antibiotic regimen and will undergo surgical debridement of the wound to promote healing.