Prop, a juvenile Green sea turtle, was injured by a boat which struck his head and sliced his shell on May 26, 2004. The treatment for a clean cut through the shell is antibiotics and a plastic bandage called Tegaderm. Prop will soon be released with only a V-shaped scar to show for his close-call.
UPDATE: The area of injury to the shell is healing very well. Prop is swimming in an 800 gallon salt water tank and improving daily. She is almost ready to go back to the wild.
RELEASED: Prop was released February 20, 2005 several miles offshore of Marathon, Florida.
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