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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: December 3, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: 5.6 lbs.
Current Weight: 8.3 lbs.

Issue: Buoyancy Disorder, Trauma

Tinsel is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in Hobe Sound. The turtle has trauma to its cranial carapace that will be treated topically. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas in the turtle’s intestines. Tinsel will receive system medications and fluids, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as its wound and the buoyancy disorder are treated.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
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Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.

Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.

Patient is off all medications.


03/30/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Tinsel was released from Hobe Sound on March 30, 2021. View video from the release here >

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12/10/2020 - New Patient