The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Permanent Residents

Sea turtles that are deemed non-releasable by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are called permanent residents. Five of our permanent residents are going to live out the rest of their lives here at The Turtle Hospital. These five are the ones that you can “adopt”: April, Bender, Bubble Butt, Montel, and Rebel.