Voldemort's Story

Voldemort was rescued from Melbourne Beach, FL covered in barnacles. She was brought to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center and later transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Internal infections were discovered and treated.

Close up of the face of a green sea turtle laying on a towel.

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

Location: Melbourne Beach, FL
Concern: Internal Infections
Status: Released

Weight: 3.5 kg 7.7 lbs


2019-June-03 Released at Sebastian Inlet State Park
2019-May-10 Discontinued laser therapy. Continued honey application.
2019-Apr-16 Continued MLS laser therapy daily and honey application.
2019-Mar-02 Wounds beginning to heal. Continued wound care & supportive medications.
2019-Feb-19 Changed antibiotics as directed by veterinarian. Continue wound care.
2019-Feb-16 Started on nebulizer treatment for pneumonia.
2019-Feb-12 Began honey & silver sulfadiazine treatments daily. Began MLS laser therapy daily.
2019-Feb-12 Barnacles caused keratin to peel off of carapace leaving bone exposed.
2019-Feb-11 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Freshwater bath to remove barnacles.
2019-Feb-10 Rescued from Melbourne Beach and taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center