Vanadium's Story

Vanadium was rescued with the help of 4Ocean from Boca Raton, FL with three deep lacerations to the shell and eye from a vessel strike.

Sea turtle with cracks in shell and missing front flipper.

Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~5-7 yrs)

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike
Status: Euthanized

Weight: 46.0 kg 101.4 lbs


2021-Feb-24 Veterinarian examination determined vessel strike wounds was too severe to recover from. Prescribed euthanasia.
2021-Feb-19 Very lethargic. Face and eye swollen.
2021-Feb-16 Rescued with the help of 4Ocean from Boca Raton, FL. Severe lacerations to carapace. Wounds cleaned thoroughly with disinfectant and wound VAC bandage applied to carapace. Dry docked. Bandage applied to front right flipper. Begin supportive medications.