The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Adler (May 18, 2008)

A family was returning from a day of fishing to their home on Flying Cloud Avenue in Big Pine Key and found a juvenile Green Sea Turtle floating in the canal behind their house. Turtle Hospital staff were notified and picked up Adler (named after the family’s daughter).


The turtle was extremely emaciated and covered in fibropapilloma tumors, including the eyes. Despite best efforts by  staff, the turtle was so weakened it did not respond to feeding or treatment and died several days after being admitted.


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