Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: June 22, 2023
Stranding Location: Riviera Beach, FL
Admission Weight: 4.5 kg., 9.9 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.5 kg., 9.9 lbs.
Initial Condition: Hook ingestion
Pistachio is a juvenile green that was caught at Blue Heron Bridge. Hook was located in left front flipper. Dr. Barron was able to cut the barb and remove the hook.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
7/14/2023 - Pistachio was successfully released on July 12, 2023.
7/7/2023 - Pistachio has been cleared for release.
6/30/2023 - New patient.