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Green sea turtle Pearl

Name: Pearl

Species: Green

Date admitted: March 13, 2021

Stranding location: Patrick Air Force Base, Blockhouse Beach

Status: In treatment

Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle arrived on March 13 with general debilitation, emaciation and covered in a heavy barnacle load. This tiny sea turtle is thin, but a great eater already. Pearl can often be found with their flippers tucked under their shell while resting on the bottom of the pool! We began honey and cold laser therapy for this patient to treat their inflammation of the shell tissue.