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Staff at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital remove monofilament fishing line from a sub-adult green sea turtle that unexpectedly swam into the hospital's boat basin Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. After spotting the 46-pound reptile, hospital staff rescued and transferred it to the emergency room. The turtle is listed in critical condition and staff has drawn blood and taken X-rays for further diagnosis. (Julie Botteri/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Sick Turtle Swims To Florida Keys’ Turtle Hospital

An injured green sea turtle swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys Thursday and was rescued.

05/15/2014

Dr. Lorraine Karpinski, left, a veterinary ophthalmologist, begins a surgical procedure to remove Fibropapilloma tumors from the eyes of a green sea turtle Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Miami. The turtle is one of four that Karpinksi operated on who are convalescing at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital. Assisting Karpinksi are Turtle Hospital staff members Matt Brochhausen, center, and Bette Zirkelbach, right. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Veterinarian Pioneering Techniques To Save Sea Turtles’ Eyes

With their tumors removed by a veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami and a better outlook for their future, four juvenile green sea turtles returned to the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys.

01/16/2014

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

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.

CBS4–04/06/2013

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

Loggerhead Who Ate Hook Leaves Turtle Hospital For Keys Waters

A loggerhead sea turtle was returned to the ocean off the Florida Keys Saturday after an angler’s baited hook it ingested was surgically removed.

CBS4–02/09/2013

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

"Good Hope"

“Good Hope” Sea Turtle Dies; Vet Harvests Remaining Eggs

“Good Hope”, a female hawksbill sea turtle that was airlifted from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Turtle Hospital in Marathon, unexpectedly died Tuesday morning.

CBS4–10/02/2012

A hand reaches to collect an egg deposited by a critically ill female hawksbill sea turtle Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. The female reptile, laden with eggs, was discovered on a St. Croix, U.S.V.I., beach Aug. 24, just after Tropical Storm Isaac brushed the Virgin Islands and flown to the the Florida Keys-based hospital. Staff members there hope to save the turtle, hatch any fertile eggs and return the mother and babies to St. Croix. (Jim Weidman/The Turtle Hospital via the Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rescued Hawksbill Turtle Lays Eggs

A badly injured female hawksbill sea turtle, which airlifted from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, laid several eggs.

09/04/2012

Veterinarian Dr. Doug Mader, center, ultrasounds an endangered hawksbill sea turtle at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in Marathon, Fla. The female reptile, laden with eggs, was discovered on a St. Croix, U.S.V.I., beach Aug. 24, just after Tropical Storm Isaac brushed the Virgin Islands. Hospital staff hope to save the turtle and hatch any fertile eggs with the goal of returning them all to St. Croix. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Vets & Volunteers Work Round The Clock To Save Turtle

An egg-laden, hawksbill sea turtle, airlifted from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon over the weekend is in “extremely guarded condition.”

09/03/2012

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