Sally Ride's Story

Sally Ride was rescued from the FPL Power Plant in Port Everglades, Florida, with crushing injuries to the plastron. The wounds were fresh and immediately cleaned and bandaged and will be monitored closely as the carapace heals. 

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

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

Location: Port Everglades, FL
Concern: Plastron Injury
Status: Recovering

Weight: 3.25 kg 7.2 lbs


2021-Jun-01 Completed wound V.A.C. treatment. Begin MLS laser therapy and honey application daily.
2012-May-28 Continue regular bandage changes and wound V.A.C. therapy. Dry docked. 
2021-May-25 Applied wound V.A.C. bandage and started negative pressure wound therapy. 
2021-May-22 Wounds cleaned and bandaged. Started on antibiotic medications. Dry docked to protect wounds. 
2021-May-22 Rescued from FPL Power Plant in Port Everglades, FL after presenting with a crushing wound to the plastron.