Undertow's Story

Undertow was rescued from Boca Raton, FL after previously suffering a boat strike injury. While the injuries are older and partially healed, radiographs revealed fractures to the carapace. Undertow is presenting with floatation issues related to the boat strike injuries.

Close up of a green sea turtle's face.


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

Location: Boca Raton
Concern: Floatation/Boat Strike
Status: Released

Weight: 5.4 kg 11.9 lbs

Updates

2020-Dec-02 Released in Boca Raton, FL
2020-Nov-30 Finished course of medications.
2020-Nov-09 Floatation improving.
2020-Oct-26 Radiographs revealed extensive gas in intestinal tract. Administer Gas-X daily.
2020-Oct-26 Found floating in the intracoastal by local residents. Wounds partially healed and floatation observed. Started supportive care with medications and fluids daily.