The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Petrie Petrie Swims

Petrie, a sub-adult Loggerhead sea turtle was rescued near St. Lucie, Florida on May 18, 2005 from the power plant intake canal. Petrie had been floating for a long time and had numerous barnacles covering his shell. These turtles that are so severely covered by barnacles are termed “barnacle bill” turtles. It took volunteers several hours to remove all the barnacles from Petrie’s shell.

RELEASED: Petrie was released on September 23, 2005 off Pigeon Key, Florida. Check out the old seven mile bridge in the background.

Petrie Head Petrie’s Release

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