The Sea Turtle Healing Center cares for sick or injured sea turtles found primarily along the nearby Florida coast. While this facility is not open to the public, the effects of its work impact local sea turtle populations. An in-county facility means a shorter drive for patients, resulting in less stress and quicker treatment for distressed turtles.
Date admitted: February 17, 2022
Stranding location: Playalinda Beach
Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle stranded on Playalinda Beach on February 17. Upon intake, they were covered in algae and barnacles and were thin and dull. Although this sea turtle lives with Curmudgeon and Stitch, they have shown little interest in being social with them. Cabbage started eating shortly after intake!
March 24, 2022: Cabbage was transferred to The Florida Aquarium.
Have you found a sea turtle that needs help? Visit this page or call the Sea Turtle Preservation Society at 321-206-0646.