Leeches are not everyone’s cup of tea but they are serving a very important purpose here at The Turtle Hospital; Saving flippers! On December 14th the Coast Guard helped us rescue a Loggerhead sea turtle they named Jovanavich. Jovanavich’s right front flipper was severely entangled which created a deep laceration and caused the flipper to swell. We are hoping to save the flipper but we need a little help. This is where the leeches come in, leeches have been used in medicine since ancient times.
Comments are closed.
Public Sea Turtle Release
Location: Sombrero Beach, Marathon, FL
Start Time: 12:40 pm
End Time: 01:00 pm
Lady Bradley, a beautiful 170 pound sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle will be returned to her ocean home on Friday, February 8th at 1:00 p.m. Lady B...