Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: January 15, 2018
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 92.4 lbs.
Current Weight: 90.86 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: New Patient

Gad is named in honor of Josh Gad the voice of Olaf in Disney’s Frozen and recent guest at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.


Gad is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found by the Inwater Research Group in St. Lucie County. The initial bloodwork showed slight anemia and overall poor health due to starvation (debilitation). Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, and iron supplements. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Gad.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.


02/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/31/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) The bone marrow has not yet responded to treatment, but the turtle has a good appetite. Gad will continue treatment.

01/25/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Gad is showing a good appetite.

01/17/2018 – New patient