Turtles

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

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SeaWorld Warns Of Fishing Hook Dangers To Turtles

Fisherman are being urged to dispose of hooks and line properly after SeaWorld Orlando rescued its 59th turtle of the year. SeaWorld officials say the turtle underwent surgery Friday to remove two fishing hooks from its throat.

10/27/2013

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Pool

Rescued Sea Turtles Make A Splash In Well-Known Waters

After months of care and recovery, a group of rescued sea turtles have gone home.

CBS Miami–07/17/2013

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Nesting Sea Turtles Face Challenges

Storm surges from Superstorm Sandy and Tropical Storm Debbie last year combine with seasonal high tides caused erosion on many of the state’s beaches.

03/26/2013

Two of the turtles that were saved...by the Postal Service?! (Source: Jeff Brooks)

Postal Service Cuts Past Red Tape To Save Turtles In Trouble

There was something in a storm drain that caught the attention of Jeff Brooks’ three dogs.

CBS4–03/25/2013

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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

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Battle To Save Endangered Sea Turtles Pays Off

The battle to save endangered sea turtles in the state of Florida is paying off.

CBS4–10/11/2011

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