Date Stranded: July 11, 2019
Date Released: October 27, 2019

Reason for Stranding

Stuck in the Rocks at the Jetties

Patient History

Sea Turtle, Inc. intern Alicia found Tortilla 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.

Patient Injuries

Tortilla has large scrapes on her plastron (bottom shell).

Patient Treatments

Antibiotics, fluids & Vitamin B (to help increase appetite and energy). She will also receive low level laser therapy to heal the scrapes on her plastron.

Ways to help Tortilla's Recovery

Adopt Tortilla

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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Sea Turtle, Inc. is dependent on donations to fund our mission; we do not receive any governmental support. Because Sea Turtle, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3), your contributions are tax deductible. We thank you for your support!

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