IMG_2040 (2)


Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: October 2, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 13.68 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.

Issue: Unintentional fish hook

Rob is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked by a recreational fisherman at Dubois Park in Jupiter. The hook was removed from the turtle’s esophagus upon arrival. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas in the turtle’s intestines. Rob will receive fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as it is being treated. This turtle was a past LMC patient that originally arrived July 19, 2019 with a hook embedded in its right front flipper. The turtle was otherwise healthy and was released a few days later.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.

Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.

Patient is off all medications.


11/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)- Rob was transferred to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. 

11/12/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

11/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

10/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

10/08/2020 - New Patient