Dante

Reason for Stranding

Patient History

Patient Injuries

Patient Treatments

Reason for stranding: stuck in the rocks at the jetties

Patient History: Sea Turtle, Inc. field tech Luke found Dante 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.

Physical Injuries: Dante had exposed dead bone on the shell and scratches from the rocks. There is also keratin missing from the top of the shell and more that is flaking off.

Treatments Given: Antibiotics, fluids & Vitamin B (to help increase appetite and energy), cold-laser therapy

Ways to help Dante's Recovery

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