The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Starthrower Starthrower after healing Starthrower’s X-ray

Starthrower, a juvenile Green Sea Turtle was rescued on April 30, 2005 after being struck by a boat. The propeller caused severe damage to Starthrower’s head, resulting in the loss of her left eye. Traumatic boat injuries often cause a chronic loss of appetite. However, after many months of tube feeding, Starthrower began eating on her own.

RELEASED: Starthrower was released 13 miles offshore of Marathon, Florida on October 20, 2005. With Hurricane Wilma looming in the distance, hospital staff and volunteers placed a very special turtle back in to the wild.

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