The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.



Arrival: 7/23/14

Species: Green

Weight: 15 lbs.

Dirk was found floating in Broward County and transferred to The Turtle Hospital for treatment. She came in with Fibropapilloma tumors, with quite a large one on her eye.


Dirk has since had surgery to remove all her external tumors (no internals were found on the initial endoscope).


*Had an endoscope on 7/27/14 to search for internal tumors and none found! And we learned that Dirk is a female. Eye surgery on 8/1/14 to remove tumors from eyes, tumor free! 

UPDATED: 10/28/15 Dirk is feeling great and constantly swimming.



UPDATED: 11/13/15 Getting ready for my release date soon to come.



UPDATED: 11/21/15 Released