The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Sharky, a Green sea turtle was found on the North end of Jupiter Island, Florida and has been at The Turtle Hospital since January 6, 2000. He has propeller scars on his carapace and had a minor case of Fibropapilloma. The tumors have been successfully removed, but the boat hit has left Sharky with a deformed shell and as a permanent floater. He has a lead weight fiberglassed to his shell to help with buoyancy control. As he would not be able to forage for food in the wild, he is now a permanent member of the exclusive Turtle Hospital main tank.

Above is a picture of the application of Sharky’s lead weight.

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