The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Righty and Lefty

Aug 8 2008

Two juvenile Green Sea Turtles arrived today at their new home in Connecticut. The turtles were hatched from eggs and had been used for research for the past 4 years, to provide baseline information in the study of the transmission of fibropapilloma. The small turtles are healthy and active but could not be released as they had never been in the wild. The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk will house the turtles in a 30,000 tank as part of an educational exhibit.


Turtle Hospital director, Richie Moretti accompanied the turtle on a Fed Ex flight from Ft Lauderdale to New Jersey. The turtles were transported out of water and required on going care to keep their eyes lubricated and shells moistened.

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