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!!



Stranded 1/11/2015

Ziggy is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found floating in the Laguna Madre during a severe cold front. He had gone into a state of "cold shock" becuase of low temperatures and was hit by a boat while floating in the bay. Ziggy's wounds are very severe and he is currently being treated in our ICU. We are treating his wound with different antibiotics and also utilizing honey to help speed up the healing process.

March Update: Ziggy is doing well and has been moved out to Rehabilitation Tank 5

June Update: Ziggy has been cleared for release! He will most likely go back to the ocean by the end of the summer, 2015!




Stranded 5/29/2015

Mitch is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found by a member of the US coast guard. He has a very large wound on his plastron and carapace (top and bottom shell). Due to the shape of the wound, we believe it was most likely caused by a shark. Mitch's wounds are severe and he is being monitored in our ICU where he is on antibiotics, fluids, and is taken to the Gladys Porter Zoo for laser
therapy every 3 days.




Stranded 5/16/15

Jayden is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found on the South Padre Island jetties. He had been hooked by a fisherman and was completely entangled in monofilament line. Luckily, the fisherman called Sea Turtle, Inc. and he was unhooked and is recovering well.

June Update: Jayden has been moved to Rehab Tank 1.



Stranded 6/22/2015

Rocky is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found wedged int the rocks of the Boca Chica Jetties. He has some minor scrapes and abrasions on his shell but he is recovering well and will most likely be released by the end of summer 2015.

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!