Reason for Stranding

Patient History

Patient Injuries

Patient Treatments

Reason for stranding: stuck in the rocks at the jettis

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.

Physical Injuries: Tortilla has large scrapes on her plastron (bottom shell)

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

Ways to help Tortilla's Recovery

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