Seraph

Date Stranded: August 31, 2019
Date Released: October 27, 2019

Reason for Stranding

Entanglement

Patient History

A boater rescued Seraph a few feet off the Isla Blanca jetties. Her front flippers and neck were entangled by two separate fishing lines. The fishing line and clumps of seaweed attached to her flippers weighed approximately 0.3 pounds.

Patient Injuries

Because of the entanglement, Seraph’s front flippers and neck are swollen. Besides the constriction sites, there are no other major wounds.

Patient Treatments

Fluids, antibiotics, Vitamin B (to increase appetite/energy), anti-inflammatory (to bring down swelling), cold-laser therapy (to speed recovery time), and honey massages (to encourage circulation).

Ways to help Seraph's Recovery

Adopt Seraph

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.

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