Xenon's Story

Xenon was rescued from Boca Raton with a hook in her shoulder and a log dragging from the fishing line attached. Xenon also had a severve laceration to the shell from a vessel strike.

Sea turtle laying in a bin with a bandage wrapped around body and a hook resting on top.

 
Species:
Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~4-8 yrs)

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike and Hook
Status: Released

Weight: 3.95 kg 8.69 lbs

Updates

2021-Mar-12 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2021-Mar-10 Wounds healed. Completed course of medications. Ready for release.
2021-Mar-02 Wound VAC removed. Vessel strike wound healing well. Apply honey to wounds daily.
2021-Feb-29 Continue Wound VAC. In shallow water and dry dock overnight.
2021-Feb-20 Wound VAC applied. Began supportive medications and completed diagnostic bloodwok and radiographs.
2021-Feb-19 Hook in shoulder removed. Laceration on carapace cleaned thoroughly with disinfectant and bandages applied to injuries.