Whiskey's Story

Whiskey was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant missing most of the front right flipper. Whiskey 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: Chronic Debilitation / Amputation
Status: Released

Weight: 43.1 kg 95.0 lbs


2020-Dec-10 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2020-Dec-08 Finished course of medications. Cleared for release by Veterinarian.
2020-Dec-04 Eating well. Slowly increases amount of food.
2020-Nov-08 Passed large amount of crab shells in fecal. Showing interest in food.
2020-Nov-03 Offer food. Not showing interest in food.
2020-Nov-02 Radiographs and bloodwork performed. Impaction found in intestinal tract. Started supportive medications. In shallow water.
2020-Nov-01 Rescued from St Lucie, FL with a partially healed amputation to the front left flipper. Dry docked overnight.