Date admitted: May 25, 2019
Stranding location: Sebastian Inlet
Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle was brought to the Healing Center on May 25 after being found floating in Sebastian Inlet with boat strike propeller wounds to the carapace. Compass also has FP on their right eye and axial and inguinal areas.
June 7, 2019: Unfortunately, Compass declined over the past week and we made the decision to humanely euthanize them. Upon necropsy, we found that Compass’ wounds had sliced into their coelomic cavity and also discovered that this turtle was female. We want to take this opportunity to remind you to obey wake zones and be aware of marine life if you are an avid boater.