Turtle Hospital

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.”


Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, raises his hands signifying that he too is listening with students to a teacher's instructions at Stanley Switlik Elementary School Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Marathon, Fla. Scott presided over a Florida Cabinet meeting in the Florida Keys Tuesday morning, visited with students and is slated to release a recovered turtle off the Keys Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Gov. Scott Releases Mended Sea Turtle Off Keys

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has released a recovered green sea turtle off the Florida Keys Tuesday afternoon.


(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.


(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rehabbed Sea Turtle Released Off Islamorada

After six weeks of rehab at Marathon’s Turtle Hospital, an adolescent sea turtle was returned to its home on Sunday.



Former President Carter Gets Up Close And Personal With Keys Dolphin

Continuing a vacation in the Florida Keys, former President Jimmy Carter and other family members interacted with dolphins Wednesday at Hawk’s Cay Resort.




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