Sweet Potato “Tater”

Sweet Potato "Tater"

Sweet Potato(web)


Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date: May 2, 2023
Stranding Location: Stuart, FL

Admission Weight: 104 lbs.
Current Weight: 104 lbs.

Initial Condition: Flipper injury

Sweet Potato “Tater” is a sub-adult found in Stuart with a flipper injury. Dr. Barron amputated the right rear flipper at the knee joint. Currently on antibiotics and pain medication.


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.


5/12/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient.