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Reason for Stranding
Sea Turtle, Inc. intern Paulina found Messi 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.
There are minor scrapes on Messi’s shell and body and the back right flipper is swollen. Otherwise, there are no major injuries.
Ways to help Messi'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.