Join us for a Public Sea Turtle Release on Sunday 2/9/20 on Sombrero Beach in Marathon. The Turtle Hospital ambulance will arrive with Terri at Sombrero Beach at 9:30 a.m. with release promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Terri, a juvenile green sea turtle is returning to her ocean home! Join Turtle Hospital staff, Force Blue, scientists from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, InWater Research Group and a very special guest, Terri (the turtle’s namesake and the donor that made the in water scientific study that rescued “Terri” happen) for a Public Sea Turtle Release this Sunday, February 9th on Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Terri was rescued last June during the in water Florida Keys Sea Turtle Health Study off the lower Keys. Terri was treated at the Turtle Hospital for fibropapillomatosis and anemia. Treatment at the Turtle Hospital included a blood transfusion, tumor removal surgeries, broad spectrum antibiotics, fluids, vitamins and a healthy diet of greens and seafood. Terri is back in good health and looking fabulous! The Turtle Hospital ambulance will arrive with Terri at Sombrero Beach at 9:30 a.m. with release promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Bring your family and your friends to help us celebrate Terri’s return to sea! The Florida Keys Sea Turtle Health Study’s mission is to find where green sea turtles live and feed in the Keys waters, measure the incidence of fibropapillomatosis and the turtles’ general health. The long-term collaborative effort will help researchers understand more about this sea turtle population and disease occurrence. The study is a collaboration between the Florida Keys based Turtle Hospital, Force Blue, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, InWater Research Group and Loggerhead MarineLife Center
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