Greta Thunberg's Story

Greta Thunberg was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant with a heavy barnacle load covering the carapace, indicating the turtle has been lethargic and injured for a while.

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

Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Age: Sub-Adult (~10-15 yrs)

Location: St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Chronic Debilitated
Status: Released
Weight: 32.1 kg 70.6 lbs

Tracking Greta



2021-Jul-09 Released in Boca Raton, FL.
2021-Jul-02 Cleared for release by veterinarian.
2021-Jun-15 Weight: 39.9kg (gained 7.8 kg 17.2 lbs).
2021-May-15 Scrubbed carapace. Active. 
2021-Apr-23 Offering ice block enrichment. Eating well and active.
2021-Apr-16 Eating full amount of food. Continue supportive medications, honey application, and MLS laser therapy.
2021-Apr-09 Barnacles removed. Begin honey and MLS laser treatments. In full tank. Eating some food.
2021-Apr-05 Radiographs and bloodwork performed. In shallow water.
2021-Apr-04 Rescued from St Lucie, FL and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications. Dry docked overnight.