The Sea Turtle Healing Center cares for sick or injured sea turtles found primarily along the nearby Florida coast. While this facility is not open to the public, the effects of its work impact local sea turtle populations. An in-county facility means a shorter drive for patients, resulting in less stress and quicker treatment for distressed turtles.
Date admitted: December 4, 2021
Stranding location: St. Lucie Powerplant
Admission notes: This sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was found in the St. Lucie Powerplant intake on December 4. Upon arrival, Kringle has good body condition, but sports an injury to their rear left flipper, which appears to have come from a predator.
February 7, 2022: Kringle was released by Sea Turtle Preservation Society!
January 17, 2022: Kringle came out last week for their monthly bloodwork and an examination. Their flipper injury is mostly healed and they have been gaining a great amount of weight (maybe even a little too much!) Kringle’s bloodwork looked great and they were taken off their medications. We are hopeful that this sea turtle will be releasable in a couple of weeks.
December 30, 2021: Kringle has been adapting to rehabilitation very well! This sea turtle has a curious personality and is a great eater. They think cleaning tools are super interesting and have a very brave demeanor, eager to investigate staff’s feet when they have to hop in the pool for treatments. Kringle’s rear flipper is healing well and we are hoping they will continue to gain weight.
Have you found a sea turtle that needs help? Visit this page or call the Sea Turtle Preservation Society at 321-206-0646.