The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.



Twizzler’s arrival

Twizzler is a juvenile Hawksbill sea turtle who was found floating in sargassam seaweed and wrapped in a plastic burlap-like sack in August of 2005. Twizzler had his right front flipper entangled in threads of the partially-shredded bag. Due to a prolonged restriction of circulation, the flipper was amputated, as blood flow to the flipper had completely ceased. Twizzler is now learning how to manage with only three flippers.

Twizzler ready for Surgery

Twizzler in Surgery

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