Reason for Stranding

Patient History

Patient Injuries

Patient Treatments

Stranded 8/4/2013

Heather was found wedged between the rocks of the Mansfield Jetties. She had a heavy load of barnacles on her carapace (top of shell) and head. Additionally, she had severe scraped on her plastron (bottom shell) and flippers from being wedged. This turtle had previously been tagged with a special microchip (found under the skin). The tag information showed us that she had previously stranded in Corpus in June!


Updated: Heather moved out of ICU in mid-August. Her wounds have healed nicely and she will most likely be released later this Fall!

Released 11/2/2013

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