Brisket

Date Stranded: July 1, 2019

Reason for Stranding

Stuck in the rocks at the jetties

Patient History

Sea Turtle, Inc. intern Emma found Brisket stuck in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties. Juvenile green sea turtles will often forage on the algae that grows along the rock face when the tides are high and end up stuck when the tide recedes. Sometimes when they struggle to free themselves, they can injure their shell and flippers.

Feb 2020- No longer receiving any medications or medical treatments. Each week, Brisket gets a physical exam and an updated weight. Brisket will be ready for release in March!

Jan 2020- Brisket is doing well; just waiting for carapace (top shell) abrasions (wounds) to heal; plastron (bottom shell) completely healed up!

Patient Injuries

Brisket has a large patch of exposed bone on his shell.

Patient Treatments

None

Reason for stranding: Stuck in the rocks at the jettis

Patient History: Sea Turtle, Inc. intern Emma found Brisket stuck in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties. Juvenile green sea turtles will often forage on the algae that grows along the rock face when the tides are high and end up stuck when the tide recedes.

Physical Injuries: There are minor scrapes on Brisket’s shell but otherwise, no major injuries.

Treatments Given: Antibiotics, fluids & Vitamin B (to help increase appetite and energy)

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