Arrival: August 19, 2007
Weight: 164 lbs.
Location: Brevard County, FL
Reason: Boat hit & FP
(BIO) Kent was found floating rear-end-up in Indian River Lagoon (Brevard County) on May 2nd, 2007. Kent was brought to the Miami Seaquarium because he was apparently suffering injuries from a boat hit. Kent also had Fibropapilloma tumors, which is why she was transferred to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Tumors were successfully removed. Kent will remain at the Turtle Hospital until she is adopted to a Forever Home.
UPDATED: 1/15/19 Had my yearly physical in November 2018 and I’m still growing. Currently weighing in at 176 lbs. I love being in the spotlight of the camera.
Update: January 2, 2020 I had my yearly physical. Kent has gained 33 pounds in a little over a year. Currently she is tipping the scales at 209 lbs. That is because her favorite thing to do is eat!
This photo is her second favorite thing …….getting her shell scratched and cleaned.
6/16/2022: Happy World Sea Turtle Day!