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!!

Peanut

Peanut

Stranded 11/14/2014

Peanut is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. She originally stranded during a cold front in November. When brought in, she was in a deep state of shock and could not be woken up. It was uncertain if she would survive. After three days of heat therapy, she eventually began to regain strength and move around. She has several large scrapes on her carapace and plastron (top and bottom parts of the shell), possibly due to a predator attack. She is being treated in our ICU.
December update: Peanut is eating well and has been moved to Rehabilitation Tank 1. She will be released in Spring of 2015.


You Know Who

You-Know-WhoStranded 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.


Nacle

Nacle Stranded 11/15/2014

Nacle was found in Barracuda Cove during a cold spell on South Padre Island. She has 2 large slice wounds in her carapace & one on her head. These wounds were most likely caused by a boat propeller. Nacle's spine is exposed and  she is in critical condition in our ICU.

January Update: Nacle is still in our ICU. She is starting to show interest in food and her shell wound is healing. She is no longer in critical condtion.


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.


Jade

JadeStranded 11/26/2014

Jade was found on the South Padre Island jetties, about halfway up. A couple found her trapped between the rocks and dislodged her. She has several scrapes and areas of exposed bone on her head, carapace & plastron. She is being treated in ICU for her injuries.
December update: Jade has been moved to a rehabilitation tank outside. She is eating well and her injuries are improving. She is still on antibiotics.


Clifford

Clifford

Stranded 11/14/2014

Clifford is a juvenile Atlantic green sea turtle. He was found in Barracuda Cove near Boca Chica with several other cold stunned sea turtles. Clifford has several large wounds on his back, most likely from getting struck by a boat propeller. He is currently in ICU.

 

January Update: Clifford has been moved to a rehabilitation tank outside but remains on antibiotics for his wounds. He is eating well.