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Reason for Stranding
Visitors found Cy-Hawk in the water near the Boca Chica jetties. Fishing line severely entangled Cy-Hawk’s front right flipper. There was also line around the turtles’ neck and front left flipper.
Feb 2020- No longer receiving any injectable medications. Cy-Hawk’s entangled right front flipper has improved immensely since arrival at our hospital! Twice a week, 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. Our rehab staff was giving Cy-Hawk warm honey massages to help promote circulation to the entangled flipper, but the flipper is looking much better so we discontinued the warm honey massages.
Cy-Hawk’s front right flipper is swollen and there is a scrape at the base of the turtles’ skull.
Ways to help Cy-hawk'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.