The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


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Rachel is a sub-adult Green sea turtle who was treated for fibropapilloma tumors. She was spotted in the intake canal of the FPL St. Lucie powerplant. She was originally brought to the Clearwater Aquarium on August 15th, 2006 and was transfered to the Turtle Hospital on February 20th, 2007 along with tankmates Trey and Sekoi. Rachel has had surgery to remove the tumors. We do not expect the tumors to return, however, we will keep her for a full year just to be certain. After her sojourn is complete, she will be returned ceremoniously back to the wild.

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