Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: July 18, 2019
Stranding Location: Stuart, FL

Initial Weight
: 79.86 lbs.
Current Weight: 79.6 lbs.

Issue: Possible biotoxin

Seiche (pronounced SAYSH) is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart. The turtle was potentially exposed to a biotoxin, that is causing its muscles to continuously spasm. Seiche was also experiencing seizures upon arrival, that were stopped with the use of anti-seizure medication. The turtle will be monitored closely as we treat its symptoms.



Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.


08/29/2019 - Seiche was released!

08/23/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seiche continues to look like it should be releasable in September.

08/16/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seiche will likely be released next month.

08/09/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seiche will be considered for release soon.

08/05/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Seiche is recovering quickly and all symptoms seem to have resolved. The turtle has been tagged for eventual release.

07/18/2019 - New Patient