Archelon's Story

Archelon was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant, showing signs of pre-debilitation. She was lethargic and slightly emaciated with a large amount of barnacles indicating that she had not been very active. Archelon has since recovered and been released with a Satellite Tag Transmitter, which can be tracked below! 

Sea Turtle Information

Species: Loggerhead
Age: Adult (25+ yrs)
Location: St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Pre-debilitated
Status: Recovered
Weight: 81.4 kg 



12/18/2021:  Given a freshwater bath to remove the barnacles. Begin nebulizer treatments.

12/17/2021:  Rescued from St. Lucie, FL and brought to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Begin supportive medications and complete diagnostics bloodwork and radiographs. In shallow water overnight.

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