Sternomastoid (Sterno)

Sternomastoid (Sterno)



Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta, caretta)

Arrival Date
: December 17, 2022
Stranding Location: (Transferred from Virginia Aquarium)

Initial Weight
: 102.96 lbs.
Current Weight: 105.16 lbs.

Initial Condition: Cold stunned

Sterno is a subadult loggerhead transferred from Virginia Aquarium that was cold-stunned. Currently has pneumonia and is being treated with antibiotics.


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.


2/5/2023 - Sterno was successfully released from Cape Canaveral on Feb. 1, 2023.

1/24/2023 - Cleared for release with FWC approval to release from Cape Canaveral.

1/20/2023 - Cleared for release. Waiting for FWC approval.

1/13/2023 - Antibiotics have been discontinued.

12/28/2022 - New Patient