Fresca's Story

Fresca was rescued from Hobe Sound, FL after suffering a boat strike injury. While the injuries are older and partially healed, radiographs revealed fractures to the carapace. Fresca is presenting with floatation issues related to the boat strike injuries. Fresca will be treated for with supportive medications, MLS laser, and physical therapy to help resolve floatation issues.

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

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

Location: Hobe Sound
Concern: Boat Strike
Status: Released

Weight: 10 kg 22 lbs


2020-Nov-04 Released in Hobe Sound, FL.
2020-Nov-02 Finished course of medication. Veterinarian cleared for release.
2020-Oct-12 Swimming well in a full tank. Able to sit at the bottom without struggle.
2020-Sep-27 Eating well. In shallow water. Bouyancy issues persist. Continue MLS laser and honey therapy.
2020-Sep-08 Boat strike wounds debrided and cleaned. Honey application and MLS laser therapy started on carapace daily. Started supportive care with medications and fluids daily.
2020-Sep-07 Rescued after a boat strike injury. Wounds partially healed and floatation observed.