Junebug's Story

Junebug was rescued from Fort Pierce, FL. She appeared lethargic and had a heavy barnacle load concentrated on the rear half of her carapace due to prolonged inactivity.

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

Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~1-3 yrs)

Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Concern: Chronic Debilitation
Status: Released

Weight: 2.85 kg 6.28 lbs


2020-Apr-9 Released.
2020-Apr-8 Cleared for release by veterinarian. Applied flipper and pit tags.
2020-Apr-5 Eating well and active. Carapace is healing well. Continue MLS laser and honey treatments. 
2020-Mar-6 Veterinarian removed all barnacles from carapace. Started on MLS laser therapy and honey & silver sulfadiazine treatments to carapace daily.
2020-Mar-3 Transported to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center by Ecological Associates, Inc. Freshwater bath to remove barnacles from carapace. Began supportive medications.
2020-Mar-2 Rescued from Fort Pierce, FL due to lethargic behavior.