Nitrogen's Story

Nitrogen was rescued from Turner Flats near New Smyrna Beach, FL. Nitrogen was found floating with lacerations on the carapace (top of shell) from a vessel strike. She also presented fibropapilloma tumors near her front and rear flippers and both eyes.

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

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

Location: Turner Flats, FL
Concern: Vessel Strike & Fibropapillomatosis
Status:
Deceased

Weight: 5.75 kg  12.65 lbs

Updates

2021-Feb-03 Turtle succumbed to injuries. Necropsy performed by medical staff.
2021-Feb-02 Alert but lethargic. Continue wound vac treatment.
2021-Jan-26 Rescued from Turner Flats in New Smyrna Beach. Wounds cleaned with disinfectant and Wound Vac (negative pressure therapy) bandage applied. Begin supportive medications and completed diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs. Dry dock while on Wound VAC.