Queen Amidala's Story
Queen Amidala is a large adult green sea turtle that was rescued floating under a causeway near the St. Lucie River, after a boat strike caused an injury down the top if her skull. During rehab, Queen Amidala was fed a specially curated diet of sea grasses and algae to mimic what she would naturally eat in the wild for her age class. She has now been successfully released back into the wild here in Boca Raton’s Red Reef Park.
Name: Queen Amidala
Species: Green (Cm)
Age class: Adult
Admission date: 5/29/22
Ailment: Vessel Strike
Weight: 93.5 kg
5/29/22: Turtle rescued with boat strike injury to skull.
6/15/22: Turtle eating red algae, and undergoing TPN treatments to aid in nutrition.
7/15/22: Medication no longer necessary, gaining mass and eating healthy veggies!
8/9/22: Moved to large tank, preparing for release.
8/19/22: Tagged and released at Red Reef Park, Boca Raton, FL.