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Archive for August 2010

Radley Tagged

Photo by Kelly Griffith Yesterday, in preparation for release, Radley was affixed with a tag by our research department. The process of selecting an individual turtle to receive a tag is determined by both the research and rehab departments with final approval by our research committee. Radley was chosen to receive the Mk10-AFB tag by…

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Enrichment

We continue our search for a permanent home for our non-releasable patient, Turtwig. We have been providing Turtwig with enrichment devices in order to encourage natural behavior. While in their natural environment, Green Sea Turtles keep their shell free of algae and barnacles by using sponges, rocks, etc. as rubbing posts. We provide Turtwig with…

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Surgical Suite

2010 has been extremely busy, record setting year in the Gordon and Patricia Grey Sea Turtle Hospital, over 150 sea turtles were admitted as patients. In addition to increasing the need for supplies and equipment, the hospital has seen a significant rise in surgical cases. Up to this point, hospital staff has been using plastic…

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Viking and Radley Heading Home!

It is always a special day when our patients are able to be released. Please join us this Saturday, July 24th to see our patients, Viking and Radley, return to the wild. The release is dependent on weather and surf conditions. Monitor our website and Facebook for updates. The release is scheduled for Noon on…

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Andre the "giant" green sea turtle

Andre is an adult, male green sea turtle who came to us as a patient on June 15, 2010. A beachgoer named Melissa, and her family found Andre struggling in the surf on the sandbar off Juno Beach. Melissa and her family realized that Andre had sustained serious injuries and went out into the water…

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Hatchling Release

This past Friday, July 30th, we released 110 Loggerhead Sea Turtle hatchlings in the sargassum weed line offshore. Friday was a perfect day for an offshore release; calm water and beautiful weather. Officer Richard Cobo, FWC Law Enforcement, generously donated his time and resources while bringing us to the weed line and assisting with the…

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