Species: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
(CM 23-164)

Arrival Date: July 22, 2023
Stranding Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Admission Weight: 3.12 kg., 6.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 3.02 kg., 6.6 lbs.

Initial Condition: Floating, predator attack

Wallen is a juvenile green from Jupiter Dune Golf Course. Wallen has several wounds on flippers and plastron. Receiving TPN and 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.


9/8/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Wallen was successfully released on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

9/1/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Wallen has been cleared for release.

8/25/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

8/18/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Wallen started eating this week. Culture results indicated two different types of bacteria present. Both bacterias are resistant to several different antibiotics. Wallen’s antibiotics were switched based on the results. Treatment includes wound debridement, antibiotics, and pain medication.

8/11/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

8/4/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Fecal sample was positive for parasite(caryospora). Not eating on own. Current treatment is antibiotics, TPN, tube feeding and antiparasitics.

7/28/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient