Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Echo

ECHO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released on April 17, 2018. Date Found: January 7, 2018. Location Found: Hudson Beach, Pasco County, FL. Reason for Rescue: Found floating; fibropapilloma tumors; mild epibiota (barnacles). TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 4.22 kg...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Marigold

MARIGOLD Juvenile, Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Patient Status: Released on April 17, 2018. Date Found: October 30, 2017 Location Found: Cotee River, Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Boat strike TRIAGE: WEIGHT: 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Zo

ZO Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released October 10, 2017 Date Found: July 8, 2017 Location Found: Holiday, Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Found entangled in fishing line; Fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 6.11 kg (13.5 lbs) SCL (STRAIGHT...

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Urkel-O’s

URKEL-O’S Juvenile, Green (Chelonia mydas) Patient Status: Released August 17, 2017 Date Found: May 21, 2017 Location Found: Pasco County, FL Reason for Rescue: Monofilament fishing line entanglement; fibropapilloma tumors TRIAGE WEIGHT: 5.89 kg (12.98 lbs) SCL...

Meet Murray the Otter Kit

First Rescue of Otter Kit Season The season for otter babies, called kits, here in Florida is November through March. After leaving the den, otter kits are vulnerable and can become endangered due to natural predators as well as human impact....