The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Public Release of Chief

Chief in tank

Join us Tuesday, September 13th at Sombrero Beach 10:00 am. The Turtle Hospital ambulance will arrive with Chief at 9:45 am. See you there!

Chief, a juvenile green sea turtle was rescued off Cudjoe Key late January where he was found struggling at the surface with a heavy load of fibropapilloma tumors. Chief is back to good health and ready to return to his ocean home! Chief’s treatment at the Turtle Hospital included a whole blood transfusion, tumor removal surgeries, eye tumor removal with the veterinary ophthalmologist, broad spectrum antibiotics, fluids, vitamins and a healthy diet of greens and mixed seafood.

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