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McNubbins the sea turtle swimming

Saying a Temporary Goodbye to Sea Turtle McNubbins

Learn all about McNubbin’s story from Jessica Patterson, our Sea Turtle Healing Center Coordinator. While we are sad to say a temporary goodbye to this turtle-y amazing patient, we can’t wait to see her thrive in a more appropriate facility while her future home is being built.

Loggerhead sea turtle Bubba receives an exam.

Meet 375-pound Loggerhead Bubba!

Meet one of the largest loggerheads our Sea Turtle Healing Center has ever treated: Bubba! He is a healthy 375 pounds.

A green sea turtle

Saving Poppy’s Life

Poppy was found struggling on the surface of the water near the Sebastian Saltwater Marina Restaurant’s dock. While the severity of Poppy’s condition was not immediately known, it soon became clear that this was a dangerous situation for the little turtle.  

A loggerhead sea turtle swimming in a tank.

Releasing Curry the Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Brevard Zoo is releasing loggerhead sea turtle Curry on Feb. 28 after four months of rehabilitation in the Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center.

A juvenile sea turtle posing on a white towel.

Plastic Pollution Has Detrimental Effects on Young Sea Turtles

We follow the cases of three young sea turtle patients who battled with plastic pollution. While two did not make it, one juvenile turtle is on her way to making an amazing recovery.

A green sea turtle being held by a Sea Turtle Healing Center staff member.

Releasing Horchata the Green Sea Turtle

We will be releasing a juvenile green sea turtle Horchata back to the ocean! This sea turtle had a 4-month recovery with us during which Horchata passed multiple pieces of plastic.

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