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Our 200th Sea Turtle Release

We are thrilled to share with you that our Sea Turtle Healing Center is gearing up to release its 200th sea turtle! Sub-adult green sea turtle Hope is set to be returned to the ocean on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:30 a.m. 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 baby sea turtle is held up

Caring for Baby Sea Turtles After Hurricane Ian

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, more than 200 baby sea turtles were brought to our Sea Turtle Healing Center for care.

Green sea turtle is gently in place during an exam.

How to Help a Hooked Sea Turtle

Our Sea Turtle Healing Center experiences so many amazing moments, from a critical patient who recovers well from surgery to the return of a turtle back to the water. But those happy moments are accompanied by the hard times we realize we’ve done all we can for a patient. We want to share one of those times with you in the hopes it can help save another sea turtle.  

McNubbins the green sea turtle gets a photo after donating blood.

Lending a Helping Flipper to Other Sea Turtle Patients

This week, our Sea Turtle Healing Center experienced a first: One of our healthy, but unreleasable sea turtle residents was a blood donor for a critical patient at another facility.  

Hiccup the green sea turtle is held before being released

Wishing Green Sea Turtle Hiccup Bon Voyage

We wished Sea Turtle Healing Center patient Hiccup well on March 29 as we sent them back to the water following a five-month stay with us.