Reason for Stranding
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!
Brisket has a large patch of exposed bone on his shell.
Ways to help Brisket's Recovery
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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