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.
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.
2/10/2023 - Release is anticipated within the next month.
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.
12/28/2022 - New Patient