Laverne Cox's Story

Laverne Cox was rescued from Lighthouse Point, FL with an old boat strike injury to the carapace. Laverne was extremely lethargic and found floating in the intracoastal waterway.

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

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

Location: Lighthouse Point, FL
Boat stike injury
Status: Deceased

Weight: 27.7 kg 60.94 lbs


2021-Jun-04 Turtle succumbed to illness. Necropsy performed by medical staff.
2021-May-24 Weight is stable. Inactive. In shallow water.
2021-May-16 Inactive and not eating eating. Continue TPN treatments.
2021-May-08 Lethargic and not eating. Begin TPN treatment.
2021-May-01 Raised water level. Lethargic. Resting on bottom.
2021-Apr-30 Rescued from Lighthouse Point, FL and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and complete diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs. In shallow water overnight.