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"Kristi," left, and "Gizmo," two loggerhead sea turtles treated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, swim to open water off Islamorada, Fla., after being released Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. At left is marine life artist Wyland, and at right, Richie Moretti, the hospital's founder and director. The Valentine's Day release also marked the launch of a cooperative fundraising venture between the Wyland Foundation and Save-A-Turtle, a Keys-based turtle protection organization. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Turtle Couple Released Off The Keys On Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and in the sea this Valentine’s Day, as a male and female loggerhead turtle were released together Friday off the Florida Keys.

02/14/2014

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

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

Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings (Source:Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces)

Miami-Dade Turtle Rangers Set To Roll With New “Turtle Truck”

May is the official start of sea turtle nesting season and Miami-Dade County is proud to have a new “Turtle Truck” this season to help in its conservation efforts.

CBS Miami–05/10/2013

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

(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rescued Sea Turtle Recovering At Keys Turtle Hospital

American Airlines provided a free ride to Miami on Saturday for an injured turtle.

09/02/2012

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Florida Loggerhead Turtle Caught In Brooklyn

Instead of catching fish, a New York angler instead reeled in a 30-pound baby loggerhead turtle off a Brooklyn pier.

08/30/2012

(Source: CBS)

Turtle Hatchling Rescue Underway In Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue officials rushed to save several baby turtles stuck in a storm drain Friday morning.

CBS4–06/29/2012

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.

CBS4–05/08/2012

(Source: Sandra King/City of Pompano Beach) A sea turtle estimated at 400 pounds caught the attention of beachgoers in Pompano Beach

400 Pound Leatherback Turtle Stuns Beachgoers In Pompano Beach

Some South Florida beachgoers had a rare encounter Tuesday with a massive leatherback turtle.

CBS4–04/24/2012