Patient CM23-11


Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date: February 16, 2023
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant, FL

Admission Weight: 10.12 lbs.
Current Weight: 11.7 lbs.

Initial Condition: Emaciated and lethargic

Munchkin is a juvenile green found by the Inwater Research Group at the St. Lucie Power Plant. Emaciated and lethargic. No apparent injuries. Receiving supportive care with antibiotics and fluids.


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.


4/28/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Munchkin was successfully released last week.

4/21/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Munchkin has been cleared for release.

4/14/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

4/7/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

3/31/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Starting to gain weight.

3/24/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

3/17/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

3/10/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Antibiotics have been discontinued.

3/3/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Eating well and is active. Still thin. Moved to a larger deep water tank.

2/24/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Started eating on own on Friday so discontinued tube feeding.

2/16/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient.