Sea turtle

(L-R) - Devin Merriman, Richie Moretti and Bette Zirkelbach, from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, load "Sapphire," a 129-pound loggerhead sea turtle into a shipping crate Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Miami . Because of a boat strike injury, the subadult turtle cannot submerge without weights affixed to its carapace and can't be released. It is traveling via FedEx Thursday to its new permanent home at San Diego's Living Coast Discovery Center. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

It Was Moving Day For Sapphire The Sea Turtle

Sapphire the sea turtle is on the move. Thursday morning staff from the Keys-based Turtle Hospital loaded the 129-pound loggerhead turtle into a shipping crate.

09/25/2014

Staff at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla., examine Sapphire. (Source:  Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Fla. Keys Rescued Turtle Heading To New Home On The West Coast

A loggerhead sea turtle recovering its strength from a possible boat injury is leaving its Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after more than a year for its new permanent home.

09/24/2014

(Source: FWC)

299 Sea Turtle Eggs Recovered From Poacher

A man, allegedly caught poaching hundreds of sea turtle eggs, was arrested and booked into jail.

08/19/2014

"Pine Tyme," a subadult loggerhead sea turtle fitted with a satellite tracking transmitter, crawls into the Atlantic Ocean Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, after being released on a Florida Keys beach in Marathon, Fla. Rehabilitated at the Keys-based Turtle Hospital, the 80-pound female turtle is the 11th and final turtle being tracked online during the Tour de Turtles, a three-month-long "race" organized by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Sea Turtle Released With Satellite Transmitter For Tour De Turtles

A loggerhead sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after being struck by a boat, was fitted with a satellite tracking transmitter and released from a Florida Keys beach Friday afternoon.

08/15/2014

Firefighters prepare to remove a storm drain cover to rescue turtles. (Source: Ft. Lauderdale Fire & Recue)

Group Of Sea Turtle Hatchlings Rescued From Storm Drain

This time of year, it’s common for sea turtle hatchlings to get disoriented, and wander in the wrong direction—groups of turtles did just that, ending up in storm drains along the beach.

07/30/2014

May 9. 2014: Serguei Perez-Perdomo  (Source: MCSO)

Keys Man Arrested For Having Mutilated Turtle, Marine Violations

A man is being held in the Florida Keys without bond on charges that he had a mutilated a sea turtle in his possession and had violated marine regulations.

05/09/2014

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins In Florida

It’s that time of the year again. If you are planning a trip to the beach, be careful where you step. It’s sea turtle nesting season and State wildlife officials are hoping for another good turnout this year.

03/04/2014

Florida Keys dentist Fred Troxel, left, examines repairs he made to the fractured shell of Elena, an endangered green sea turtle, at the Keys-based Turtle Hospital Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Marathon, Fla.  At right is Bette Zirkelbach, the hospital's manager. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Troxel utilized a denture repair adhesive to bond two metal orthopedic plates across a 10-inch split on the turtle’s carapace. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Florida Keys Dentist Mends Sea Turtle’s Broken Shell

Elena, a 40-pound adolescent green sea turtle, has a Florida Keys dentist to thank for mending her fractured shell.

09/12/2013

The US Coast Guard assisted with releasing hundreds of turtles into the ocean September 5, 2013.  (Source: CBS4)

U.S. Coast Guard Releases Baby Sea Turtles Into Safe Waters

More than 500 baby sea turtles hitched a ride with the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday afternoon for a second chance at life.

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

OD, a green sea turtle swims in a husbandry tank Thursday, July 25, 2013, at The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Thursday, the turtle was shipped some 2,400-miles, via FedEx, from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital where it had been cared for for almost five years. The reptile can't be released because of a irreparable collapsed lung and is to live out its life in the Vegas aquarium's 1.3-million-gallon exhibition tank.  (Darrin Bush/Las Vegas News Bureau)

Rescued Keys Turtle Flies To Swim In New Vegas Home

Found weak and floating on his side in the waters off the Keys, OD the green sea turtle was rescued and rehabilitated for almost five years and is now living it up in his new home in Las Vegas.

07/26/2013

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