Kronk's Story

Kronk was rescued from Ponte Vedra Beach. Kronk was found washed ashore extremely lethargic with a heavy load of  barnacles. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers.

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

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

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Concern: Fibropapillomatosis
Status: Released

Weight: 3.60 kg 7.90 lbs

Updates

2021-04-21 Released at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
2021-Apr-16 Wounds healed. Ready for release.
2021-Apr-09 Wound healing well. Continue honey treatments.
2021-Apr-02 Veterinarian performed FP tumor removal surgery. Apply honey to surgical sites daily.
2021-Mar-25 Eating well and active. In full tank.
2021-Mar-18 Eating some and more active.
2021-Mar-11 Start honey and MLS laser on carapace wounds.
2021-Mar-10 Transferred to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to continue rehabilitation.
2021-Mar-08 Rescued from Ponte Vedra Beach and brought to the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Marine Lab. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs.