Archelon's Story

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Archelon was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group from the St. Lucie Powerplant. Archelon was showing signs of becoming debilitated. She was lethargic and slightly emaciatied with a large amount of barnacles indicating that she had not been very active.

Turtle Information

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Age: Adult (25+ yrs)
Location: St. Lucie, FL
Concern: Pre-debilitated
Status: Recovering
Weight: 81.4 kg 179.1 lbs


2021-Dec-18  Given a freshwater bath to remove the barnacles. Begin nebulizer treatments.

2021-Dec-17  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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