Mars

Date Stranded: May 31, 2022

Reason for Stranding

Stuck in the rocks at Boca Chica jetties channel side

Patient History

7.2 lb non-FP juvenile green

Update: 6/1
– Current weight – 7.2 lbs
– Receiving medication, debridement and cold laser therapy every 3 day
– Minor wounds have all healed and turtle is eating very well

Patient Injuries

minor carapace abrasions, moderate plastron abrasions

Patient Treatments

-epibiota: multiple barnacles on carapace and plastron, minor load of algae -in-house PCV = 24%, TP = 3.4 g/dl, glucose = 149 -started on Ceftazidime, Vit B Complex & fluids -took 3-view radiographs

Ways to help Mars's Recovery

Adopt Mars

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.

For more information please visit our Adoption Options in our Shopify Store. 

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