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.

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 honey & silver sulfadiazine treatments daily for carapace wounds.
2019-Mar-2 Started nebulizer treatment daily.
2019-Feb-27 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and continued antibiotics.
2019-Feb-18 Given a freshwater bath to remove barnacles. Started on antibiotics.
2019-Feb-16 Rescued from Ft. Pierce Inlet and taken to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center