Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta, caretta)

Arrival Date
: December 29, 2022
Stranding Location: Hutchinson Island, FL

Initial Weight
: 220 lbs.
Current Weight: 220 lbs.

Initial Condition: Floating

Rocky is an adult female loggerhead found floating off of North Hutchinson Island, Fl. Radiographs indicate pneumonia.


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.


2/15/2023 - Rocky was released from Juno Beach, Florida on February 15, 2023. Track her here>

2/10/2023 - Blood patch was successful. Rocky's release is scheduled for Wednesday February 15 at 10:30am on Juno Beach.

2/5/2023 -

1/24/2023 -

1/20/2023 - CT scan is scheduled for Wednesday Jan 25 to determine cause of buoyancy.

1/13/2023 - Treatment includes antibiotics and a weight on her carapace to counterbalance the floating.

12/29/2022 - New Patient