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 16, 2022
Stranding location: Canaveral National Seashore, Brevard
Admission notes: Curmudgeon is a juvenile green from Canaveral National seashore on February 16. This turtle presented lethargic, thin, and some barnacle growth. They were given supportive care for their hypoglycemia, started on a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Since intake, they have perked up and are eating! They share a pool with Stitch and Cabbage and have been extra interested in stealing their food through the barrier.
March 24, 2022: Curmudgeon 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.