Archelon's Story

Archelon was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant. Archelon was showing signs of becoming debilitated. She was lethargic and slightly emaciatied with a large amount of barnacles indicating that she had not been very active.

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

Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Age: Adult (25+ yrs)

St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Pre-debilitated
Status: Recovering

Weight: 81.4 kg 179.1 lbs


2021-Dec-18 Given a freshwater bath to remove the barnacles. Begin nebulizer treatments.
2021-Dec-17 Rescued from St. Lucie, FL and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and complete diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs. In shallow water overnight.