The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.


Arrival: April 6, 2001

Species: Green

Weight: 170 lbs

Gender: Male

BIO: The “poster child” for injured sea turtles, Montel has had everything happen to him. Monofilament entanglement resulted in amputation of his right front flipper. Shark attack bit off half of left front flipper leaving only half a front flipper remaining. Fibropapilloma tumors are  the reason why he lost his one eye. and boat hit resulting in loss of one eye and indented shell.



P3140099 Montel

UPDATED: 7/4/18 Annual physical. Currently weighing in at 167 lbs. Enjoying my time in the main pool, relaxing, eating and being cared for by the staff.