In celebration of World Turtle Day, here is a video clip of the Florida Keys Loggerhead turtle released in Marathon a couple of months ago.
The turtle, named Jean, was rescued off Duck Key in the Florida Keys in late December when she was found floating and unable to dive. The adolescent sea turtle was taken to The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, where she was convalescing for nearly three months.
Jean was emaciated and treated at the Turtle Hospital for an intestinal impaction. Treatment included broad spectrum antibiotics, vitamins, lactulose and a healthy diet of squid and fish. Jean has gained 20 pounds, is healthy and ready to return to the sea!
Two more sea turtles have been treated at the Turtle Hospital and released this month, including “Don, a 200 pound male loggerhead sea turtle… rescued from Vaca Cut last month where he was found entangled in fishing line, struggling to surface.” Don was released at 10 a.m. this morning in recognition of World Turtle Day.