Supernova's Story

Supernova was rescued from Hobe Sound after being discovered lethargic. After being brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, plastic was discovered in Supernova's fecal matter. The plastic passed through Supernova's system, and after she was determined to be clear of all plastic, she was released offshore in Jupiter, FL.

a hawksbill sea turtle laying on a towel.

Species: Hawksbill
Age: Washback (~1-3 yrs)

Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Concern: Plastic Ingestion
Status: Released

Weight: 0.25 kg 0.55 lbs


2019-July-07 Released offshore in Jupiter, FL.
2019-Jun-15 Continue monitoring for plastic in fecal.
2019-May-22 Last plastic pieces found in fecal. Continue monitoring.
2019-May-09 Nebulizer treatment stopped.
2019-May-03 Started on nebulizer treatment for internal infections.
2019-May-02 Rescued from Hobe Sound after found lethargic. Brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Plastic particles found in fecal.