Flare's Story

Flare was rescued from the Ft. Pierce Inlet, lethargic and covered in barnacles. She was taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center and then transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. After recovering, Flare was released from Walton Rocks Beach in St. Lucie County.

A green sea turtle laing on a treatment table.

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

Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Concern: Lethargic & Barnacles
Status: Released

Weight: 1.8 kg 3.97 lbs


2019-May-21 Released at Walton Rocks Beach in St. Lucie County
2019-Apr-28 Discontinued MLS laser therapy.
2019-Apr-9 Discontinued antibiotic medication.
2019-Mar-11 Started MLS laser therapy daily.
2019-Mar-2 Started on nebulizer treatment daily, as well as honey & silver sulfadiazine treatments daily for carapace wounds.
2019-Feb-27 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and continued on antibiotic medication.
2019-Feb-18 Given a freshwater bath to help remove barnacles and started on antibiotics and dextrose fluid treatment.
2019-Feb-16 Rescued from Ft. Pierce Inlet and taken to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center