The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Cargo Cargo’s Net

A Loggerhead sea turtle who was found in the Atlantic Ocean on November 03, 2003 dragging nearly 200 pounds of cargo netting on his rear flippers.

Cargo’s Flipper before surgery Cargo post surgery

The right rear flipper had to be amputated due to the loss of circulation while it was wrapped up. Cargo is learning how to steer with only one rear flipper and will be released soon.  Just like a three-legged dog, sea turtles do just fine with only three flippers.

Cargo’s Release

RELEASED 03.06.04 near the seven mile bridge in Marathon, Florida by The Turtle Hospital Director Richie Moretti, The Turtle Hospital Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Specialist Corinne Rose and fitness promoters from Miami.

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