reason for stranding: stuck in the rocks
Patient History: Visitors found Rickon 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: There are minor scrapes on Rickon’s shell but otherwise, no major injuries.
Treatments Given: Antibiotics, Fluids, cold-laser therapy (promotes cell growth and decreases healing time)