Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: July 26, 2021
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 361.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 341.57 lbs.
Issue: Unintentional Boat Strike
Misty is an adult female green sea turtle patient that was found stranded on the beach on Jupiter Island. She has partially healed trauma on her carapace due to an unintentional boat strike. Misty 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.
11/22/2021 - Misty was released from Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach on November 15, 2021. View more here >
11/08/2021 - Misty’s wounds are making good progress after her surgical debridements by our veterinarians. She has been taken off all medications, and was tagged for potential release in the near future.
10/04/2021 - Misty is making acceptable progress. Her carapacial wounds continue to be challenging to treat and she is being staged for stem cell therapy among others to enhance healing of her spinal cord. We are continuing surgical debridements of her wounds to improve healing of these significant defects. Misty’s prognosis is good.
09/06/2021 - Misty is making acceptable progress. Her carapacial wounds continue to be challenging to treat and she is being staged for stem cell therapy among others to enhance healing of her spinal cord. Misty was induced shortly after admission to the hospital, and her eggs were buried on the beach with the hope that they remain viable. Misty’s prognosis is good.
08/09/2021 - New Patient