The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Val with Barnacles Val injury from Shark Hooks removed from Val

Val came to us on February 16, 2005 from Juno Beach, Florida. Val had ingested three fish hooks and had been attacked by a shark as well. Val has a broken left front flipper due to the encounter. Val had endoscopic surgery to remove the fish hooks and continues to show progress.

Val’s Flipper Val’s Hook Removal

UPDATE: The count down has begun for the release of Val. The front left flipper has healed from the shark attack better then we had expected.

Val’s Release

RELEASED: Val was released July 26, 2005, in the Florida Bay with the help of The Turtle Hospital’s Turtle Rehab Specialist Corinne Rose, summer intern Callie Walker and summer volunteer Elaine Rindfuss.

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