Oaxaca's Story

Oaxaca was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant with monofilament and braided fishing line severly entangled around both front flipper and neck.

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

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

Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Concern: Entanglement
Status: Recovering

Weight: 6.15 kg 13.5 lbs

Updates

2021-Dec-29 Made a full recovery and was released at Walton Rocks Beach, FL.
2021-Oct-19 In shallow water and lethargic. Eating well.
2021-Oct-12 Front right flipper amputated due to severe fracture.
2021-Oct-10 Rescued from St. Lucie Powerplant Intake Canal and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwork and radiographs.