Sea turtle eggs being relocated to keep erosion from washing them away.
Allison the Kemp's ridley is tagged on 12/6/2 by Dr. Tony Tucker of Mote Marine Laboratory
Squeaky the Kemp's ridley is tagged by Dr. Tony Tucker of Mote Marine Laboratory on 12/6/12
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A severely injured sea turtle is safe after being rescued by Coast Guard crew members off the coast of Manatee County Sunday.
Ocean Diver (“O.D.”): 330-lb adult male Green. Stranded in 2007 in North Carolina where he was named “Pepper.” He came in to the Turtle Hospital with a lung infection, was treated and released. The infection returned while in the wild causing the lung to collapse. By the time O.D. stranded in the Keys in 2008, the lung tissue had fused together. Unfortunately, his ailment is inoperable and irreparable. As he cannot inflate the collapsed lung, the other lung overcompensates causing O.D. to float on his side. Weights help to offset this buoyancy. - http://www.turtlehospital.org
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A 320-pound green sea turtle is being prepared to be couriered from the Florida Keys to Las Vegas via FedEx.
HONEYMOON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A green sea turtle named Bubba Gump is back in the water.