The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

9 New Hatchlings!

Nine loggerhead hatchlings, rescued from the Marquesas Keys, joined the list of “current patients” at The Turtle Hospital.

The Turtle Hospital welcomed 9 hatchlings today, late bloomers who were lethargic out of the nest.  At only one-day old, each is about the size of a ping-pong ball.  Transported to The Turtle Hospital by Sue Schaf of FWC, these loggerhead babies were found in the isolated Marquesas Keys during FWC nesting patrol.  All of the hatchlings seemed to find some renewed energy once put into tanks of water in our rehab enclosure.  We will continue to monitor their strength and will release them once they start to eat on their own.

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