Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Turtle Hospital

The turtle Hospital
     On Marathon Key we visited a turtle hospital. The hospital is for the rescue of sea turtles.  There are five types of sea turtles found in the Florida Keys. Four are on the endangered list and one is on the threatened list.  It is a very popular tour. If you want to go on the educational tour, make a reservation. The day we went all tours filled. They offer seven tours a day.  You can see a lot more at their web site, , this way  I won’t bore you with a lot of details some of which I probably will miss.  This is the second turtle hospital we had visited. The other was in South Carolina.  Hopefully they are making a good impact to help the turtles survive for future generations.
Some missing flippers, etc. Some will be released, other that can't be released go to a zoo.

Hatchlings about a week old.


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