The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Cuda (March 10, 2008)

A juvenile Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle was found by fishermen in the Tavernier Creek Marina area. The small (8.7 pound) turtle had nylon twine tightly wrapped around the base of the left front flipper which had cut into the skin. The twine was attached to a plastic float.


After being treated with initial dosages of antibiotics and vitamins, Cuda was placed in one of the large pools to encourage use of the damaged flipper in hopes of restoring blood flow to the limb.

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