Date Stranded: November 12, 2019

Reason for Stranding


Patient History

A visitor found surrectus (Latin for arisen) stranded upside down on the beach just north of the facility. Initially, we thought surrectus was dead until the turtle moved its flippers. The left hind flipper is completely gone, as well as the majority of the right front flipper. Both of these injuries have completely healed.

Jan 2020- Surrectus is doing awesome! Swims/dives well, voracious appetite. Although this turtle is missing quite a bit of its flippers, based on watching it swim, dive, and eat, this animal would be able to have a healthy life in the wild. Hoping to release this turtle this coming Spring.

Patient Injuries

There was evidence surrectus had eaten plastic. There were also a few small scrapes on the bottom of the shell. Otherwise, there are no major injuries.

Patient Treatments

Antibiotics, Fluids, and Vitamin B (to increase appetite/energy)

Ways to help Surrectus's Recovery

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