Archer is ready to go back to the wild!

Public Sea Turtle Release Saturday, April 19th. Come share in the excitement!

The Turtle Hospital is excited to announce a public sea turtle release scheduled for Saturday, April 19th promptly at 1:00 p.m.   Join us on Higg’s Beach behind Salute restaurant, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West  as we cheer on Archer, a 140 pound loggerhead turtle!  We will arrive in the turtle ambulance with Archer at 12:30 p.m.  Archer was rescued just east   of  Archer Key in January Read More →

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Release is in Sight for Archer and Francis!

Our two largest patients, Francis and Archer, have been cleared for release! Francis, a 160 lbs adult female, and Archer, a 140 lbs sub adult female, both were found floating offshore of the Florida Keys in late January. Upon examination, we found that both of the turtles were suffering from intestinal impactions, something that is often treated at our facility. Turtles often become impacted due Read More →

A Busy Week So Far!

This week has welcomed two new patients making our grand turtle total at 45 patients here at the Turtle Hospital.  On Monday, Mocho, a post hatchling Hawksbill was rescued in Stock Island.  Mocho is missing his left front flipper already even though he is only a few months old.  Most likely a bigger fish or bird got a quick bite of him as he was Read More →

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Susan’s Big Surprise

On March 21st the hospital received a call from Susan and George, a couple from Tavernier saying they could see a turtle floating a couple yards from their dock.  They said they had seen it lift its head to breath a couple times but was not moving very fast and was covered in barnacles and algae. They had been on the tour just a couple weeks Read More →

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It’s a Race to the Bottom!

Our two largest patients, female Loggerheads Francis and Archer, are at the final stages of rehab! Both turtles were rescued at the very end of January due to intestinal blockages. After two months of hard work, b…oth turtles are now healthy, except for a bit of intestinal gas which causes their rear end to float at the surface. With the help of Bean-o, a healthy Read More →

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