Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: May 6, 2023
Stranding Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Admission Weight: 85.5 lbs.
Initial Condition: External flipper lacerations
Petunia is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group in St. Lucie County. There is a laceration on the shoulder. Current treatment includes antibiotics and wound care. Cleared for release by Dr. Barron.Pending FWC approval.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
5/26/2023 - Petunia was successfully released on May 22nd.
5/19/2023 - Cleared for release by Dr. Barron.Pending FWC approval.
5/12/2023 - New patient.