A man believed to be setting his pet turtle free was hospitalized after the creature reached up and bit him on the lips, holding him in what netizens are describing as a painful, 'passionate goodbye kiss'. Pictures of the scene wereShow More Summary
Earlier in January, an 80 lb green sea turtle named “Paul” was admitted to our hospital with a humongous sized tumor growing on his right shoulder. One of our current patients, “Jimbo”, holds the record for the biggest tumor we … Continue reading ?
Wednesday, February 12th was a big day for the stranding hotline at the hospital with two turtles being admitted within hours of each other. The first call came from Holly and Mike in Grassy Key. They had been enjoying their … Continue reading ?
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Turtle Hospital staff began early yesterday morning, pulling turtles from their tanks while still dark for a road trip north. The ambulance was packed with six juvenile Green turtles headed for Dr. Karpinski’s office in Pinecrest, just outside of Miami. … Continue reading ?
On Friday afternoon, Turtle Hospital was alerted of a rescue mission going on just outside of Whale Harbor Marina in Islamorada. A Coast Guard vessel had spotted a Green sea turtle that was unable to dive. Despite the turtle’s efforts, it’s rear … Continue reading ?
About two weeks ago, a call was received from a family who had noticed a turtle floating in their backyard on Grassy Key. The Mazzucchi family had just been to the Turtle Hospital that morning to see what the center … Continue reading ?
The Turtle Hospital is excited to announce a public sea turtle release scheduled for Saturday, December 14th at 12:00 p.m. Please join us on Higg’s Beach behind Salute restaurant, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West as we cheer on Hunter, an … Continue reading ?
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 ?
Fox News devoted two segments to a "sea turtle hospital," representing a change in tone from years of attacking a turtle conservation program. The network has frequently dismissed climate change, which poses a serious threat to turtles...Show More Summary
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 ?