Featured Turtles

Rapunzel

Rapunzel- sea turte

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: 6/9/17
Weight upon admittance: 91 lbs

Rapunzel came to GWMI after being rescued by local authorities and fisherman. A concerned citizen notified the proper authorities after seeing the turtle distressed and entangled. Rapunzel is being given cold laser therapy on the injured front flipper and antibiotics.

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Balto

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Species: Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)
Rescued: 6/6/17
Weight upon admittance: 2 lbs

Found on the beach in Port St Joe. Balto was struggling in the rough surf and was brought to GWMI by United States Geological Survey. Balto is currently undergoing treatment for pneumonia with antibiotics.

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Adopted Sponsors: Patty Bennett

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Poppy

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: 5/26/17
Weight upon admittance: 114 lbs

Poppy came in from St. Joe Bay displaying signs of lethargic behavior. The animal was brought to GWMI by United State Geological Survey and is now being treated for low iron deficiency and pneumonia.

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Luna

Luna

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: 5/25/17
Weight upon admittance: 100 lbs

Luna was found lethargic on the beach near Holiday Inn in Panama City Beach.The missing area of her carapace was from a previous injury that was already healing when the animal entered rehab. The animal was brought to GWMI for diagnostics and is now being treated for low iron deficiency and pneumonia. 

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Gene

Gene

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: 5/24/17
Weight upon admittance: 115 lbs

Turtle Watch sighted the animal struggling on the beach near access 9 on Panama City Beach. The animal is lethargic, has an impacted intestinal tract and pneumonia. Gene is currently undergoing antibiotics.

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Adopted Sponsors: Britain Chancellor

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Bobbie

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Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: 5/16/17
Weight upon admittance: 84 lbs

Was found by United State Geological Survey researchers off Crooked Island displaying buoyancy control problems. The animal was taken to GWMI and is being treated debilitation and pneumonia.

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Jorge

Jorge

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Rescued: 5/13/17
Weight upon admittance: 69 lbs

Jorge was found listing (abnormally floating) near the M. B. Miller County Pier. The animal had been tagged previously by United States Geological Survey during their permitted research work. Jorge is currently being treated for pneumonia.

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Julia of St. Teresa

Julia

Rescued: 5/1/17
Weight upon admittance: 165 lbs

She is a debilitated fully grown female loggerhead sea turtle. Julia of St. Teresa was found floating in the surf in Franklin County by the Florida State University Field Lab and members of the local turtle watch. She is being treated for pneumonia.

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Fabio

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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Rescued: 2/28/17
Weight upon admittance: 44 lbs
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Fabio was brought into GWMI after being entangled in fishing line in 2009.  Vet staff found the mono-filament line wrapped around his left front flipper and some had been ingested.  The left front flipper was severely damaged and had to be amputated.  The turtle was successfully released in the Gulf of Mexico after recovery.  In February of 2017, Fabio was found in Saint Andrews State Park.  The turtle’s carapace, or upper shell, had been damaged by a boat strike. The turtle is being treated with antibiotics and  beeswax and recovering at GWMI.

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Adopted Sponsors: Aerial Payne, Alyssa Ferrell, McKinsey Mills, Jodi Kane, Jensen Tomlinson

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Yankee Doodle 

Species: Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)
Rescued: 12/9/16
Weight upon admittance: 6 lbs

130_2Turtle #130 was brought in with a group of turtles that were affected by a New England cold stun event.  The other turtles were released at St. George Island when they were medically cleared by veterinary staff.  Now known as Yankee Doodle, the turtle is the last of the cold stun turtles.  He is doing well and we hope that he will be released soon.

 

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 Adopted Sponsors: Anita Hilliard, Wendy Jones, Chad Montague, Ruth Nichols