Species: Hawksbill sea turtle
(Eretmochelys imbricata)

Arrival Date
: May 13, 2018
Stranding Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Initial Weight
: .52 lbs.
Current Weight: .72 lbs.

Issue: Washback
Current Condition: Stable



Sherman is a tiny juvenile hawksbill patient that was found at Vero Beach. It is a wash back and has some difficulty swimming. Radiographs revealed very loose joints in the shoulders and hips. The turtle has a good appetite.


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.


06/27/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Sherman was released offshore on 6/22!

06/20/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Sherman is now eating well and defecating appropriately.

06/13/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Sherman has passed more plastic and feces, but is still not eating well.

06/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Sherman is having issues with food passing through its GI tract. Special radiographs are being taken this week.

05/30/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Sherman has just begun to eat better and is swimming better and gaining weight.

05/16/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Sherman is passing some plastic and the appetite has decreased.

05/16/2018 – New Patient

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