Kahlua's Story

Kahlua was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant with severe lacerations from a vessel strike to the rear of the carapace. Kahlua also has barnacles covering the carapace, indicating the turtle has been lethargic and injured for a while.

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

Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Age: Sub-Adult (~10-15 yrs)

Location: St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike
Status: Released

Weight: 35.6 kg 78.5 lbs


2020-Nov-17 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2020-Nov-10 Finished course of medications.
2020-Oct-15 Eating well. Wounds healing well. Raised water level. No floatation. Continue supportive medications, honey application, and MLS laser therapy.
2020-Sep-29 Wounds debrided by Veterinarian. Start honey and MLS laser therapy.
2020-Sep-27 Radiographs and bloodwork performed. Started supportive medications. Wounds cleaned. In shallow water.
2020-Sep-26 Rescued from St Lucie, FL with vessel strike lacerations to the rear carapace. Dry docked overnight.