Kamala Harris's Story

Kamala Harris was rescued from Lake Rogers in Boca Raton, FL. Kamala presented with severe predator attack wounds to carapace and a healed boat strike injury.

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

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

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Concern: Fresh predator attack w
ounds & healed boat stike injury
Status: Deceased

Weight: 46.7 kg 101.64 lbs


2021-Sep-8 Veterinarian prescribed humane euthanasia. Necropsy revealed comprimised urinary system and scar tissue in lungs.
2021-Aug-02 Moved to large therapy tank. Using enrichment to rest under. Still floating otherwise.
2021-Jul-10 Continue chlorhex and honey. Discontinue laser.
2021-Jun-15 Continuing MLS laser therapy on carapace.
2021-Jun-02 Did not tolerate straps on carapace. Discontinue weight therapy.
2021-May-28 Floating. Start weight therapy.
2021-May-10 Wounds on carapace debrided by veterinarian.
2021-Apr-26 Discontinue maggot treatment. Wounds healing well. Continue honey and laser treatments.
2021-Apr-22 Applied medical grade maggots to wounds to debride any dead tissue. Dry dock during treatment. Continue supportive medications.
2021-Apr-20 Veterinarian debrided wounds. Begin honey and MLS laser treatments.
2021-Apr-18 Completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs. Raised water level. Floating and lethargic.
2021-Apr-17 Rescued from Boca Raton, FL and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications. Wounds disinfected. In shallow water overnight.