Rhinoceros Beetle's Story

Rhinoceros Beetle was rescued from Fort Lauderdale, FL at the FPL Port Everglades Power Plant. She appeared lethargic and had multiple large barnacles on her carapace possibly due to inactivity. 

Close up of a green sea turtle laying on a treatment table.

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

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Concern: Lethargic
Status: Released

Weight: 2.4 kg 5.3 lbs


2020-Jun-16 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2020-May-22 Applied flipper and pit tags.
2020-May-15 Discontinue supportive medications. Cleared for release by veterinarian.
2020-May-11 Follow up X-ray of lungs after nebulizer therapy. Lungs were clear. 
2020-May-7 Discontinue nebulizer treatment.
2020-Apr-24 Eating well.
2020-Apr-23 Radiographs show potential lung infection. Begin nebulizer treatment and supportive medications daily.
2020-Apr-23 Turtle found lethargic and with several large barnacles on carpace. Transported to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center by Broward County Sea Turtle Program.