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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: January 14, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.

Issue: Washback, Buoyancy Disorder

Sylvester is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore on the beach in Hobe Sound. The turtle has a buoyancy disorder and radiographs revealed the turtle had ingested foreign material. Sylvester’s progress will be monitored closely by hospital staff.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.


02/25/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/18/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/11/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/01/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sylvester is making excellent progress. Nearly all of the foreign debris has passed through its GI tract without incident, and the turtle’s buoyancy disorder is nearly resolved. Sylvester’s prognosis remains excellent.

01/28/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/21/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/14/2021 - New Patient