Current Patients

Rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles is an important part of Sea Turtle, Inc's mission to save sea turtles! Each year, we rehabilitate anywhere from 40-100+ patients and release them back to the ocean. The rehabilitation process can take days, months, or sometimes years, depending on our patient and its injury. Below, you can check out patients currently rehabilitating and awaiting release.

Don't forget to take a look at our non-releaseable turtles on our Current Residents page!

 

Check out who was released!!

Robbie

RobbieStranded 9/28/2014

Robbie is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found by visitors on the county beaches of SPI. He had no severe physical injuries but some small scrapes on his shell suggest that he may have been nibbled on by a predator. Additionally he has several large barnacles, including one that is attached to his head. To remove barnacles, we will let the turtle live in fresh water for several days. Fresh water does not hurt sea turtles for short periods of time and it will kill the barnacle and cause it to fall off.

Robbie is expected to make a quick recovery!


Caleb

Robbie

Stranded 10/6/2014

Caleb is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found on the South jetties of Isla Blanca Park. His neck and front left flipper were entangled in fishing line. There is a scar on his flipper from the entanglement. Luckily the wounds are not very severe and he should make a quick recovery.


Peaches

peaches

Stranded 9/20/2014

Peaches is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. She was accidentally hooked by a fisherman at the Isla Blanca jetties. The fisherman noticed that she had a large wound on her head and called Sea Turtle, Inc. for help. Peaches had been hit by a boat and the propeller had left a deep slice on her head. Miraculously, the wound had already started to heal on its own and the turtle's overall health was not very bad. We cleaned the wound and she is currently being monitored in ICU.

October Update: Peaches wound has healed very well. She is healthy and has been cleared for release.


Jessica

JessicaStranded 9/14/2014

Jessica is a hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle. She was found by a family on the beaches of South Padre Island near Wanna Wanna beach bar. Jessica has been attacked by a predator and is missing a sizable chunk of her front right flipper. She is currently recovering in our ICU.


Al

AlStranded 8/17/2014

Al is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle. He was found swimming near the Laguna Vista seawall by residents who live nearby. They noticed he was not moving his front left flipper and they called Sea Turtle, Inc. to investigate. Al has fishing line wrapped so tightly around his flipper that it swelled up to 3 times its normal size. Additionally he had a hook in his shoulder, old injuries from a boat strike, and predator bites on his back flippers. He is a lucky sea turtle! The fishing line was removed and we are currently monitoring his recovery in our ICU.

September Update: Al has full use of his front left flipper and has been moved to a rehabilitation tank.

October Update: Al was recently moved to a bigger tank and has been cleared for release!