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.
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.
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