The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.



Kent is a sub-adult Green sea turtle. Kent is one of the most stubborn turtles we have right now. 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. While Kent was in rehab, he developed fibropapilloma tumors. Very few facilities nationwide treat fibropapilloma, so Kent was transfered to the Turtle Hospital on August 19th, 2007.


UPDATE: Kent has undergone surgery to remove the tumors and is recovering in his own private tank where we can keep a close eye on him. We are monitoring his food intake and checking him periodically for regrowths. Kent is expected to make a full recovery and will thankfully be released back into the ocean soon!

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