Queen Amidala's Story
Queen Amidala captured our hearts
Queen Amidala is a massive adult green sea turtle who has quickly captured our hearts. We found her floating near the St. Lucie River, where she was struggling with a boat strike on the center of her head that left a visible wound.
The scar is healing nicely, and Queen Amidala is slowly but surely regaining weight, despite her refined taste for expensive algae! Queen A is currently recovering in our Sea Turtle Rehab Facility and will be released in the weeks ahead.
Name: Queen Amidala
Admission date and intake photo: 5/29/22
Ailment: Vessel Strike
5/29/22: Turtle rescued with boat strike injury to skull
6/15/22: Turtle only eating red algae, using TPN treatments to aid nutrition
7/15/22: Medication no longer necessary, gaining mass and eating healthy veggies!
8/9/22: Moved to large tank, preparing for release