Greta Thunberg's Story

Greta Thunberg

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.


Turtle Information

Species: 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


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.

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