Crater's Story

Crater was rescued from Brevard County, lethargic and covered with barnacles. He was initially taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center before being transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. After recovering, Crater was released from Pineda Beach Park in St. Lucie County.

A green sea turtle laying on a treatment table.

Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~3-5 yrs)

Location: Brevard County, FL
Concern: Lethargy & Barnacles
Status: Released

Weight: 2.26 kg 5 lbs


2019-May-21 Released at Pineda Beach Park in St. Lucie County
2019-Apr-23 Discontinued MLS laser therapy and honey application.
2019-Apr-10 Discontinued antibiotic medication.
2019-Mar-16 Continued MLS laser and honey daily. Continued antibiotic treatment.
2019-Feb-27 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and started on antibiotic medications every other day, honey daily, and MLS laser therapy daily.
2019-Jan-29 Started on dextrose fluid treatment.
2019-Jan-28 Rescued from Brevard County and taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center.