Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: April 14, 2023
Stranding Location: St. Lucie Inlet, FL
Admission Weight: 4.84 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.84 lbs.
Initial Condition: Shark attack
Rio is a juvenile green found in St. Lucie Inlet with a shark bite on carapace and plastron. Currently on antibiotics.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
5/12/2023 - Rio was successfully released at Hobe sound.
5/5/2023 - Released at Hobe sound.
4/28/2023 - New patient.