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Green sea turtle Tri sits in blue pool

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.

Name: Tri

Species: Green

Date admitted: February 4, 2022

Stranding location: Indian Harbor Beach

Status: Transferred

Admission notes: This juvenile green sea turtle stranded in Indian Harbor Beach on February 4 after they were found on the beach with fishing line wrapped tightly around their front left flipper, leaving it necrotic and dead. Tri also has small scrapes on their shell and the dead flipper, which look indicative of a shark interaction. Upon arrival to the Healing Center, their flipper was removed and the area was cleaned.



March 24, 2022: Tri was transferred to The Florida Aquarium.

February 23, 2022: Tri had surgery to remove the remainder of their left flipper, the protruding humerus bone. They did well in surgery and were in the water later in the day. Unfortunately, this sea turtle is still not eating.

Have you found a sea turtle that needs help? Visit this page or call the Sea Turtle Preservation Society at 321-206-0646.

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