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Reason for Stranding
Fisherman rescued Crash from 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 injectable medications. Crash has a deep wound underneath his/her right front flipper that is slowly healing. Twice weekly, this turtle gets cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.
Crash has several scrapes all over his body and one quarter-sized wound on the right front flipper. Otherwise, no major injuries.
Ways to help Crash'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.