The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

Tortie Release

Tortie, a juvenile green sea turtle was admitted to The Turtle Hospital December 1, 2021. This little 14 pound turtle was found on Sugarloaf with a heavy load of fibropapilloma tumors. After many surgeries and a healthy diet, Tortie remained tumor free. Today was the day of Torties release at Sombrero Beach. Tortie was fitted with a satellite tracker. Even through the morning rain, so many supporters were there to wish Tortie farewell. Tortie has now entered a race called Tour De Turtles, and the race starts on August 1st. You can track this beautiful green turtle to see where Tortie will go at the link provided. https://tourdeturtles.org

Tortie with tracker

6 Responses

  1. the Herron Family says:

    Dear Turtle Hospital,

    What a fabulous facility you are. When I called you about “Tortie” who was stranded behind our house in Sugarloaf I never imagined that you would be so wonderful and successful in saving her life.
    Thank you for all you do. I just wrote a check to you for $100 to use to save another turtle.
    Warmly,
    Jane Herron

    • theturtlehospital says:

      Thank you for finding Tortie! Without your help Tortie might not have made it.

  2. Mil says:

    Hello, where can you see how many miles Tortie has travelled? I don’t see that on the map. Thank you.

  3. Jane Herron says:

    Do you think Tortie is trying to get back to the hospital? I’m scared for her.
    Thanks.
    Jane Herron

    • theturtlehospital says:

      Tortie is exploring. This is possibly a place she has not been to before.