The Turtle Hospital hosted it’s 22nd Sea Turtle Workshop this weekend! Sea turtle professionals participated from all over the world, including visitors from Australia, Brazil, Bonaire, Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Belize, and Mexico! On Saturday, biologists and veterinarians from all different organizations … Continue reading ?
This past Tuesday, Turtle Hospital staff were very busy with seven surgeries on turtles with the fibropapilloma virus. These turtles were mainly suffering from eye tumors and were evaluated to see if vision was still present in these affected eyes … Continue reading ?
Thanks to the Marathon Community and all who came out to support The Turtle Hospital and sea turtles! A boat hit Loggerhead named Xiomy had a lot of well wishes from the huge crowd that came to Sombrero Beach to … Continue reading ?
The Turtle Hospital is excited to announce a public sea turtle release on Saturday, September 28th at 10:00 AM! Please join us on Sombrero Beach in Marathon, as we send Cupid off with love. We will arrive with the sea … Continue reading ?
This past Saturday the turtle hospital got a call about a small green turtle floating near Islamorada. The boaters reported the turtle was trying to dive but was unsuccessful in his attempts. The boaters also noticed a 8 inch gash … Continue reading ?
On September 11, The Turtle Hospital had a visit from Dr. Troxel, a Florida Keys dentist, for help in repairing a turtle with a split shell from a boat. ‘Elena’ was rescued in mid August from Key West by a … Continue reading ?
Lobster season is in full swing here in the keys and with the increase in buoys and traps comes an increase in turtle entanglements. In the last week the turtle hospital has released two large loggerheads that found themselves in a bit of … Continue reading ?
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Our gentle giant and largest resident here at the Turtle Hospital has a spectacular new home away from home. OD, our 330 lb. green sea turtle embarked on a 2,500 mile journey by air yesterday. OD has successfully been adopted out to Mandalay … Continue reading ?
On July 3rd our turtles once again posed for the cameras when a German documentary team came to film at the hospital! The crew is making their way down the entire east coast of the U.S. making stops along the way … Continue reading ...
The Turtle Hospital is excited to announce a public sea turtle release on Saturday, July 13th at 10:30 AM. Please join us on the north beach at Bahia Honda State Park, as we cheer on Chelsea, a sub-adult loggerhead turtle. … Continue reading ?
Please join us on Wednesday, July 10th from 5:30 pm to sunset for an after hours party here at the Turtle Hospital (MM 48.5). The Marathon Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring this free event full of food and drink … Continue reading ?
The Turtle Hospital was once again part of the 4th of July parade this year bringing back the very popular turtle rescue reenactment. The staff had a great time at the parade and demonstrated turtle rescues all along the route … Continue reading ?
The last week in June proved to be a busy one for all of the staff here at the hospital. Yet again we admitted three turtles within a period of 24 hours. First to arrive was a 25 lb. juvenile … Continue reading ?
It was a beautiful day for a release on June 15th in Islamorada! A sub-adult Loggerhead named Hilary was released behind Mile Marker 88 Restaurant after returning to full health at The Turtle Hospital. Initially floating and motionless in her … Continue reading ?
Last Sunday was a big day here at the Turtle Hospital. Not only was one of our former patients Senor Fab getting released, but we were also fortunate enough to have a film crew from the BBC America channel filming for their … Continue reading ?
This week has been an extremely busy one for us here at the hospital. We received rescues everyday for four days in a row! The first rescue was of a loggerhead named ‘Taco’ on May 5th. Taco’s story is in … Continue reading ?
The Turtle Hospital received two new Green sea turtles in the evening of April 25, 2013 after being transferred from Volusia Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, FL. At capacity there, these two juveniles were given a lift down to … Continue reading ?
Four green sea turtles were transferred to the Turtle Hospital from SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday. Because these turtles did not have names upon arrival our staff was lucky enough to pick their own names for them. Three of the four turtles had … Continue reading ?
Just when one Loggerhead gets healthy enough for release, another comes in sick! Turtle Hospital staff was thrilled to release a subadult Loggerhead named ‘Grace’ on April 6th. Grace came to us back in mid-January, found floating in a backyard … Continue reading ?