Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: January 14, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: .81 lbs.
Current Weight: 1.4 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.
The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
The turtle is off all medications.
04/06/2021 -Sylvester was successfully released offshore by boat today with the assistance of LMC volunteers. Watch release video here >
04/02/2021 -Sylvester is making excellent progress. The turtle is swimming, diving and surfacing normally and there is no evidence that the foreign body ingestion has caused any permanent damage. Sylvester’s prognosis remains excellent.
03/04/2021 -Sylvester is making excellent progress. The turtle is swimming, diving and surfacing normally and there is no evidence that the foreign body ingestion has caused any damage. Sylvester’s prognosis remains excellent.
02/01/2021 -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.
01/14/2021 - New Patient