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Opal the green sea turtle is carried by a Sea Turtle Healing Center team member

Releasing Green Sea Turtle Opal

We’re thrilled to be releasing a 7-pound juvenile green sea turtle named Opal back to the ocean at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach!

Apple Dumpling the sea turtle

Using Medicinal Maggots as a Treatment

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center doesn’t shy away from seeking out innovative science-based treatments for their patients, from raw honey to leeches. The Healing Center team recently tried a new-to-them treatment on a new patient: maggots! 

A woman holds a green sea turtle

Bon Voyage, Speedy!

We recently released a green sea turtle named Speedy who spent about five months being rehabilitated at our Sea Turtle Healing Center.

Clover the green sea turtle is held before being released

Sending Clover the Green Sea Turtle Back to the Ocean

After nearly 4 months of care from our Sea Turtle Healing Center, it was Clover the juvenile green sea turtle’s lucky day! They were recently returned to the ocean.  

A woman holds a green sea turtle

Wishing Reptar the Green Sea Turtle Well

We wished juvenile green sea turtle Reptar well as we sent him back to the ocean on World Sea Turtle Day, June 16, 2022! 

A woman holds a sea turtle

Sending Venus the Green Sea Turtle Home

After nearly two years of care from our Sea Turtle Healing Center, green sea turtle Venus went home to the ocean on World Sea Turtle Day!

Veterinary nurses check over new sea turtle patients.

First Influx of Sea Turtle Patients for the Year

As we fundraised for our Sea Turtle Healing Center last week, our Healing Center experienced the first of what we believe to be many influxes of sea turtle patients.  

Green sea turtle Islander

Meet the Patients: Islander