Hilary, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was rescued on April 10th from the boat basin at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Hilary was found floating on the surface extremely lethargic and slightly emaciated. An x-ray revealed gas in Hilary’s intestines that was most likely a result of an infection due to impaction. Hilary responded to treatment of a broad spectrum antibiotic, beano, vitamins, a healthy diet of squid and fish and rest at the Turtle Hospital. She is no longer floating and back to good health!
Please join us on the beach behind Mile Marker 88 Restaurant located on the Bayside in Islamorada this coming Saturday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. to meet Hilary and wish herwell on her return to her ocean home. See you there!
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