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: Cape Canaveral
Admission notes: Stitch is a juvenile green turtle that stranded in Cape Canaveral on February 16. This little turtle is thin, dehydrated and hypoglycemic but was more than happy to start eating right away. They were given supportive care for their hypoglycemia and started on a broad-spectrum antibiotic. They live with Curmudgeon and Cabbage and show extra interest in Curmudgeon. They are often seen looking at each other through the barriers.
March 24, 2022: Stitch 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.