Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta, caretta)

Arrival Date
: December 20, 2022
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Power Plant

Initial Weight
: 217 lbs.
Current Weight: 212 lbs.

Initial Condition: Unintentional boat strike

Nemo is an adult male found floating in the St. Lucie power plant with a prop strike on the right front flipper. Dr. Barron amputated the distal aspect of the flipper. Treatment includes antibiotics and medihoney. His tail is 10.5 in.


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.


3/9/2023 - Nemo was successfully released from Juno Beach on March 9, 2023.

2/17/2023 -

2/10/2023 - Release is anticipated within the next month.

2/5/2023 -

1/24/2023 -

1/20/2023 - Amputation site was cleaned and debrided. Incision has good granulation beds(new tissue forming and filling in) and healing. Treatment includes antibiotics and wound debridement.

1/13/2023 -

12/28/2022 - New Patient