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Ernie Arrives at the Turtle Hospital

On March 30th, Diver Dave and Rob Zombie were out trying to catch a few more lobster before the season ended; they noticed a young green sea turtle covered in fibropapilloma tumors. Being from the Keys, they knew the turtle needed help. They grabbed the little green and got him on the boat. After calling the Turtle Hospital to file a report, they began making there way to Hawks Cay Marina, where they met up with The Turtle Hospital staff.  An intake medical examination showed Ernie to be blind in one eye due to FP tumors and having 75% vision in the other eye. He is currently gaining an appetite–and avoiding shrimp at all costs–while awaiting surgery!

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