- Patient Status
- Date Found
- May 10, 2020
- Offshore; Sand Key.
- Reason for Rescue
- Found entangled in a crab trap.
- 82.0 kg (180 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 82.8 cm
- Exam Findings
- Very active. Minor injuries from entanglement. Great body condition
- Initial Treatment
- Received vitamins and fluids
Stormy is a large, sub-adult loggerhead who was found offshore near Sand Key entangled in a crab trap. Exam findings showed minor abrasions from the entanglement. Due to minor injuries, great body condition and activity level, our team is hopeful for a quick recovery!
Bloodwork was sent off to the lab. Placed in deep water and is doing well.
Stormy is released at Honeymoon Island!
All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-18-172.