The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Hanson Buoy


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Arrival: 6/17/17

Species: Green

Weight: 240 lbs

Location: Little Palm Island

Reason: Floating unable to dive

Gender: Female

BIO: We are very very excited to have Hanson Buoy with us. She has a flipper tag! The information we received from the tag was the following: She was part of a FP transmission study here between 1994-1997. She was then released in November of 1997, and at that time she only weighed 35 lbs. Wow has she grown!

UPDATED: 7/6/17 Getting better every day.











UPDATE: 1/20/20 Had my yearly physical today and I am now tipping the scale at 311 pounds.

Hanson Buoy having her yearly physical.











UPDATE: 4/28/20 Got some extra weights added to my shell to help me get under the water easier.

UPDATE: 5/19/2020 Had a lovely scrubbing today! The rehabilitation staff would all probably agree she is quite a bit of a handful.

Hanson Buoy getting a scrubbing.











UPDATE 6/24/2022  Click here to watch Hanson Buoy swimming in the main pool!