A few years back we sponsored the rescue of Khoa, a Loggerhead Sea Turtle rescued by Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This week we’re proud to continue working to rescue another majestic seaturtle, weighing in at 217 lbs, named Nemo!
Nemo is an adult male who was found floating in the St. Lucie power plant. He had a prop strike on the right front flipper. Dr. Barron amputated the distal aspect of the flipper. Treatment includes antibiotics and medihoney. Amputation site was cleaned and debrided. The incision had good granulation beds (new tissue forming and filling in) and has fully healed, and is expected to be released in the next month!
Since admittance, the turtle is doing well, and has been closely monitored with routine diagnostics by Loggerhead hospital team members.
We are proud of the work that Loggerhead does on a daily basis and we will continue to work with them to help turtles around us. Learn more and follow the healing journey of Nemo at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.