The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Public Sea Turtle Release 2/10/18




Booga, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle will be returned to her ocean home
on Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. Booga was rescued two weeks
after Hurricane Irma, 17 miles North of Marathon where a local commercial
fisherman found her entangled in a trap line. The US Coast Guard
Marathon Station assisted with the rescue and brought Booga ashore to the
Turtle Hospital for treatment. Booga’s right rear flipper had to be amputated
due to the severe entanglement injury. Her treatment included surgery,
broad spectrum antibiotics, vitamins, laser treatment, physical therapy, and
a healthy seafood diet. Booga is completely healed from her surgery and
back in good health! Please join us to celebrate her return to the ocean on
Saturday at Sombrero Beach, Marathon. The turtle ambulance will arrive at
the beach at 9:30 a.m. with release promptly at 10:00 a.m. See you there!

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