The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Smalls

Smalls

Arrival: 6/9/16

Species: Green

Weight: 42 lbs

Location: Adams Cut, Key Largo

Reason: Boat Strike

Gender: Female


UPDATED: 6/24/16 I’m in water now. I have metal rods fastened to my shell with denture adhesive; it’s to hold my shell closer together while it heals.

Smalls


UPDATED: 8/11/16 I’m in the Hurricane Tank, swimming with other turtles.

Smalls


UPDATED: 9/16/16 I was fitted to day with temporary lead weights. This is to help me balance and get under the water better. So far they are working nicely.

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UPDATED: 11/5/16 I’m getting there my wounds are pretty much healed.

Smalls


UPDATED: 9/4/18 My yearly physical was in June; I have put on 29 lbs in two years. Living the life in the main pool with the other non-releasable turtles. Currently weighing in at 71 lbs.