Reason for Stranding

Patient History

Patient Injuries

Patient Treatments


Stranded 4/26/2015

April is a sub-adult Atlantic green sea turtle. She was found in the Laguna Madre with a large bundle of seismic measuring gear entangled around her front right flipper. Unfortunately, all that was left of the flipper was a bone sticking out. April underwent amputation surgery and is currently recovering in our ICU.

May Update: April continues to recover from surgery. Due to the severity of the wound, the healing process is slow. She is undergoing laser treatments at the Gladys Porter Zoo every 3 days to stimulate cell growth and speed up healing.

August Update: April continues to travel to the zoo for laser treatments. She has been moved out to a rehabilitation tank and is very strong and fiesty. The staff is having a hard time removing her from the tank for her treatments. She will most likely be cleared for release by the end of 2015.

Released 9/14/2015

Ways to help April's Recovery

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One of the three primary missions at Sea Turtle, Inc. is rehabilitation. We work hard to rescue and return every sea turtle back to the wild. Proceeds from this adoption will go directly to purchase needed medical supplies, veterinary exams, x-rays, food and general care for our rehab turtles.

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