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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

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.

07/25/2013

Richie Moretti, right, founder of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital soothes OD, a 320-pound green sea turtle, as it is measured and examined at the hospital in Marathon, Fla. Because of an irreparable collapsed lung, the turtle cannot be released into the wild. It is scheduled 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 Sea Turtle Makes His Way To Las Vegas

After months of care and recovery, a 320-pound rescued green sea turtle will make a 2,400-mile trip to his new home in Sin City.

CBS Miami–07/24/2013

Bette Zirkelbach examines Charley, a tagged juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Friday, May 10, 2013, in Marathon, Fla. Charley was released in June 8, 2012, off Santa Marta, Colombia, and rescued Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 22 miles off the Florida Keys. A fisherman found the turtle floating in Sargasso weed. It is believed “Charley” traveled some 2,000 miles from its original release point. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (SOURCE: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rescued Young Turtle Expected To Make Full Recovery

A young turtle found floating in a weed patch off the coast of the Keys is expected to make a full recovery.

05/11/2013

A juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Source: Tom Longo/Loggerhead Marinelife Center)

Cape Cod Sea Turtles Rehabbing In South Florida

There’s nothing like a sunny vacation in southern Florida in the middle of December – especially if you’re a sea turtle from the Cape Cod area.

12/17/2012

An egg harvested from "Good Hope," a female hawksbill sea turtle that died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, is positioned in an incubator at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. (Tom Luebke/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

No Viable Eggs From Dead “Good Hope” Hawksbill Turtle

More than 100 hundred eggs recovered from a now-deceased female hawksbill turtle are not viable, according to officials.

CBS4–12/07/2012

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It’s A Good Year For Loggerhead Turtle Nests

Nearly 60,000 loggerhead turtle nests were found this year along Florida’s beaches, making it one of the strongest years in the last decade.

10/21/2012

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