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Adios Andrew

Green sea turtle Andrew came in on August 25, 2009 with multiple Fibropapilloma tumors growing on his skin and eyes. He was slightly underweight at 22 pounds on arrival and covered in algae and leeches. Turtles with an overgrowth of algae on their carapace is usually a good indicator that they have been swimming slowly [...]
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Ernie Arrives at the Turtle Hospital

Biology / Marine Biology : Turtle Hospital (3 years ago)

On March 30th, Diver Dave and Rob Zombie were out trying to catch a few more lobster before the season ended; they noticed a young green sea turtle covered in fibropapilloma tumors. Being from the Keys, they knew the turtle needed h... Read Post

Sea Turtles Can Get the Bends after Capture in Fishing Gear, Says New Study

Biology / Marine Biology : The Beacon (1 hour ago)

A loggerhead sea turtle caught on a longline in the Mediterranean. New research shows sea turtles can get “the bends” after being caught in fishing gear. (Photo: Oceana / Mar Mas) If you’re an avid scuba diver, you’re probably all t... Read Post

Another Green Patient: Eddie

Biology / Marine Biology : Turtle Hospital (3 years ago)

Another green sea turtle with fibropapilloma tumors arrived at The Turtle Hospital on April 11th.  Eddie was rescued in Sandy Key, found floating and covered in tumors and leeches.  After a freshwater soak to get all the leeches and... Read Post


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