Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: April 4, 2018
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
:  4.71 Ibs.
Current Weight: 5.54 Ibs.

Issue: Fishhook ingestion
Current Condition: Released


Parkland is a juvenile green sea turtle that was hooked by a recreational fisherman at the Juno Beach Pier. Radiographs revealed a large J hook in the lower esophagus that will require surgery to be removed. The surgery is schedule to take place in the near future.


Sea_turtle_icon(green)This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.


08/29/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland’s white cell count is approaching normal values.

08/22/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/16/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

07/29/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland has developed some skin lesions that appear viral in nature. A skin biopsy will be taken next week.

07/18/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

07/11/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

07/04/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland had radiographs taken of front flippers and both appear to be healing well.

06/27/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland has been placed in a larger tank and is swimming well with both front flippers.

06/20/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/13/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland is having bone issues with both front flippers.

05/30/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland’s white cell count is still somewhat elevated.

05/24/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/16/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/02/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) The sutures were removed this week. The surgical site is healing well.

04/26/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) The incision continues to heal well and the turtle’s appetite is good.

04/20/18 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Parkland is now back in the water following surgery. The incision is healing well and the turtle has already begun to eat.

04/11/18 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Parkland underwent surgery and a large J hook was removed from the lower esophagus. The turtle will be dry docked for 4-5 days following surgery to allow the incision site to heal.

04/06/18 – New patient