Date Stranded: November 13, 2019

Reason for Stranding

Cold- Stun

Patient History

When cold fronts move into the area, the water temperature can suddenly drop and cause the turtles to go into shock. El Tigre is one of 16 turtles that stranded due to the cold weather. Volunteers found El Tigre wedged in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties.

Fun Fact: This is not El Tigre’s first visit to our hospital! This turtle was found stuck in the rocks at the Isla Blanca jetties on June 24th and was released July 7th.

Jan 2020- El Tigre is doing well; good appetite and energy. Abrasions (wounds) slowly but surely healing up.

Patient Injuries

El Tigre was wedged so tightly in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties that the lower shell fractured and severe scraping is present on the upper shell.

Patient Treatments

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

Ways to help EL TIGRE'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.

Support Us

Sea Turtle, Inc. is dependent on donations to fund our mission; we do not receive any governmental support. Because Sea Turtle, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3), your contributions are tax deductible. We thank you for your support!

Subscribe to our Quarterly newsletter

Loading cart ...
Scroll to Top