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.

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

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

Weight: 46.7 kg 101.64 lbs

Updates

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.