Weasley's Story

Weasley was rescued from Cape Canaveral covered in barnacles. He was brought to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center and later transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Internal infection was discovered.

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

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

Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Concern: Internal Infection
Status: Released

Weight: 8.2 kg 18.1lbs


2019-May-21 Released at Pineda Beach Park in St. Lucie County
2019-May-10 Discontinued MLS laser therapy and honey treatments.
2019-Apr-16 Continue MLS laser therapy daily and honey application.
2019-Apr-09 Changed antibiotics as directed by veterinarian. Continue wound care.
2019-Mar-02 Shell is healing and becoming less sensitive. Continue wound care.
2019-Feb-16 Started on nebulizer treatment daily 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.
2019-Feb-11 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Freshwater bath to remove barnacles.
2019-Feb-11 Rescued from Cape Canaveral and taken to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center