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Staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital release "Taco," a sub-adult, loggerhead sea turtle, off the Cheeca Lodge resort Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Islamorada, Fla. "Taco" was discovered floating in a nearby channel May 5, 2013, rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment that included administering antibiotics and Beano, a human dietary supplement used to reduce digestive tract gas.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Mended Sea Turtle Returns To Ocean Off The Keys

Taco the loggerhead sea turtle, who was rescued on Cinco de Mayo, returned to the ocean off a posh Florida Keys resort Friday.


OD, a 320-pound green sea turtle lifts his head to breathe in a transition pool at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Marathon, Fla. Because of an irreparable collapsed lung, the turtle cannot be released into the wild. It is set to be loaded on a FedEx flight to Las Vegas early Thursday, July 25, and live out its life at the The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Resort and Casino. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Rescued Keys Sea Turtle Arrives In Las Vegas

A South Florida sea turtle has found a new home in Sin City. OD was shipped via FedEx and arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday afternoon.


U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., left, aided staff and volunteers from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital as they released a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle into the ocean Saturday. Turtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti is at right and Kellie Yagel, third from right, is the Upper Keys resident who found the turtle. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rep. Garcia Eases Rehabbed Sea Turtle Back Into Keys Waters

Lately, politicians have given us plenty to reasons to criticize them. Not today.


(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injured By Spear Gun Released

A loggerhead sea turtle which was found earlier this year with a metal spear sticking out of its head has been returned to the wild.


(Photo Credit: Turtle Hospital) This x-ray shows a spear that went through the head of a loggerhead sea turtle, just missing its eye, arteries and brain.

Turtle Injured By Spear Gun To Be Released

Wednesday will be a big day for a loggerhead sea turtle which was found earlier this year with a metal spear sticking out of its head.


(Photo Credit: Turtle Hospital) Sara, an endangered loggerhead sea turtle, recovering at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon after being speared in the head.

$10K Reward After Loggerhead Sea Turtle Speared In Head

There’s a more than $10,000 reward being offered in the case of an endangered loggerhead sea turtle recovering from a high-powered spear gun wound to the head.



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