Leanna’s Release!

After just over two months in rehabilitation, Leanna, an adult Hawksbill was returned to the wild. She was originally found off of Pumpkin Key in early June, severely entangled in a rope attached to a heavy cement crab trap. Her flipper was so badly damaged that it needed to be amputated at The Turtle Hospital by Dr. Cathy of MVH. Her wound healed nicely and Read More →

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Tour de Turtles Link to Follow Pine Tyme!

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Join US as we release our first satellite tagged rehab turtle that you can track on the internet!

A very special public turtle release Friday, August 15th at 1:00 pm Sombrero Beach Hi there! My name is Pine Tyme, and I’m an 80 pound sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who was found floating, unable to dive near Big Pine Key, Florida Keys, Florida. Luckily, I was spotted and named by a couple of Big Pine Key residents that were out surveying islands for mosquito Read More →

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Dorothy Pays a Visit to Dorothy!

At 90 years old, a woman named Dorothy is one of our most amazing turtle rescuers to date. Dorothy was with friends and family on July 9, 2014 doing some fishing out of Marathon when they happened to stumble on a Loggerhead turtle. After watching the turtle for a bit, they started to realize something was wrong as the turtle was trying to dive underwater but couldn’t. Read More →


Dirk Passes Her First Exam

“Dirk” passed her first exam! Today, Dr. Mader of Marathon Veterinary Hospital performed an endoscope on our newest patient “Dirk” who passed with flying colors! Staff learned that Dirk is a female and fortunately does not have internal growth of Fibropapilloma tumors! If the turtle is found to have internal growth, they are humanely euthanized. Thanks to Dirk’s rescuers Lynne Fieber and Michael Schmale, both Read More →

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