Yaxley's Story

Yaxley was rescued from Cocoa Beach, FL, lethargic and covered in barnacles. She was brought to the Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center and later transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Several internal infections were discovered.

green sea turtle laying on a towel

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

Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Concern: Lethargic & Barnacles
Status: Released

Weight: 1.75 kg 3.86 lbs


2019-May-21 Released at Pineda Beach Park in St. Lucie County
2019-May-10 Discontinue MLS laser therapy and honey application.
2019-Apr-16 Continue MLS laser therapy daily and honey application.
2019-Apr-10 Discontinued antibiotic medications. Continue wound care.
2019-Mar-02 Carapace is healing and becoming less sensitive. Continue wound care.
2019-Feb-21 Began MLS laser therapy daily for carapace wounds.
2019-Feb-19 Began nebulizer treatment daily for lung infection.
2019-Feb-13 Began honey & silver sulfadiazine treatment daily.
2019-Feb-13 Barnacles caused keratin to peel off of carapace.
2019-Feb-12 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and started on antibiotic medication. Freshwater bath to remove barnacles.
2019-Feb-11 Rescued from Cocoa Beach, FL and taken to Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center