Amelia Earhart's Story

Amelia Earhart was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant. Amelia had a heavy load of barnacles covering the carapace indicating the turtle has been lethargic and injured for a while.

Close up of a loggerhead sea turtle laying on a towel.

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

Location: St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Chronic Debilitated
Status: Released

Weight: 39.6 kg 87.2 lbs


2021-Jul-09 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2021-Jul-02 Cleared for release by veterinarian.
2021-Jun-16 Wounds healing well. Weight: 47.7 kg (gained 8.1kg 17.8 lbs).
2021-May-15 Debrided wounds on carapace.
2021-Apr-23 Offering ice block enrichment. Eating well and active.
2021-Apr-16 Increased food to full amount. Eating well and in full tank.
2021-Apr-09 Continue supportive medications, honey application, and MLS laser therapy.
2021-Apr-02 Slowly increasing food. Eating well. Raised water level.
2021-Mar-26 Removed barnacles. Start honey and MLS laser therapy.
2021-Mar-22 In shallow water. Radiographs and bloodwork performed. Started supportive medications.
2021-Mar-21 Rescued from St Lucie, FL extremely lethargic and emaciated. Dry docked overnight.