Viewers from around the world can now tune into our live web cams to check on the progress of sea turtle patient Turbo in his hospital tank (top image). Big thanks to Florida Power & Light Company and the FPL Group Foundation for the donation which made the Turtle Cams a reality.
Turbo is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle patient that was unintentionally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. The hook in the turtle’s mouth was removed upon arrival. Turbo is underweight, and radiographs revealed an intestinal impaction with a large amount of crab shells. The turtle is receiving fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as it's being treated.
LMC and FPL enjoy a near four decade long partnership dating back to the Center's founding in 1983. Turbo is named in honor of this year's Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon presenting sponsorship from Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®. FPL leverages innovative technology to deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy to more than 5 million customers in Florida, while maintaining a carbon emissions profile that is approximately 30 percent cleaner than the U.S. industry average.
FPL and Manatee Lagoon hosted a social media vote to identify a favorite solar-themed sea turtle name. The winning name, "Turbo" was revealed at the Eleventh Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon.