Dwarf Star's Story

Dwarf Star was rescued from Satellite Beach in Brevard County, lethargic and with an injured front left flipper. He was taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center and then transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. After recovering, Dwarf Star was released at 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 & Flipper Wound
Status: Released

Weight: 2.75 kg 6.06 lbs

Updates

2019-May-21 Released at Pineda Beach Park in St. Lucie County
2019-Apr-23 Discontinue MLS laser and honey & silver sulfadiazine treatment.
2019-Mar-15 Changed antibiotics under direction of veterinarian due to results from wound culture.
2019-Mar-11 MLS laser therapy started daily.
2019-Mar-2 Severe keratin peeling from carapace. Started honey treatment & silver sulfadiazine treatment daily.
2019-Feb-27 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and continued on antibiotic medication.
2019-Jan-31 Rescued from Satellite Beach in Brevard County and taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center. Started on dextrose fluid treatment and antibiotics.