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 Residents page!

 

Check out who was released!!

Peabody

Peabody

Stranded 2/26/2015

Peabody is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found by visitors, about 5 miles north of County Access 6. Peabody was completely covered with algae and very lethargic when he was brought in. After cleaning him off, we noticed several bumps and areas where his scales were coming off. It is suspected that he may have a bacterial or fungal infections. Blood work will be done on Peabody and, in the meantime, he will be monitored in ICU.

 


You Know Who

You-Know-Who

Stranded 11/14/2014

You Know Who was found on Boca Chica during a cold spell on South Padre Island. He has very severe injuries due to a possible boat impact. His carapace is heavily fractured in several places. Screws had to be placed in the larger fractures in order to keep the shell together. Shell wounds are very severe and can be very difficult to heal. He is recovering in ICU.

January Update: You Know Who continues to recover in ICU. He is starting to show interest in food but the cracks in his carapace are still very unstable. He remains in critical condition.

February Update: You Know Who is now eating on his own. He has zip ties on his back to keep the bones stable and the wound is starting to heal. He is no longer in critical condition!


Ivy

Ivy

Stranded 11/20/2014

Ivy is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. She was found on the beach, embedded in the sand. It is possible that she was the victim of a vehicle impact but the cause of her injuries are unknown. She does not have use of her front left flipper and it is swollen. X-rays show that she has a large fracture right near her shoulder joint. These types of breaks are difficult to heal. Ivy is resting in an ICU area away from public display so that we can keep her still and give her flipper a rest.

January Update: Ivy is starting to eat but remains in ICU. A large puncture wound leading to the fracture is being treated for an infection. We are still hopeful that Ivy's flipper will eventually heal to full functionality.

February Update:   Ivy's fracture is not healing as well as we hoped. Unfortunately, the decision was made to amputate her flipper. She is currently recovering from surgery.