Turtle Hospital

Mote has treated more than 400 sick and injured sea turtles since we opened our hospital full time in 1995—including turtles that were sickened during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010. We're also one of only three hospitals in Florida that have the special facilities and training to care for turtles suffering from tumors called fibropapillomas. Because no one knows how the disease is transmitted among turtles, we must have a separate facility just to care from animals afflicted with these tumors. 

All sea turtles worldwide are listed as threatened or endangered—that means every animal we return to the wild helps to maintain a population that is on the brink.

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Patient Arrival Status

Mrs. Turt Lee (ST14057)

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

June 15, 2014 Current

Mab

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 28, 2014 Current

Torpedo

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 28, 2014 Current

Bubbles

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 25, 2014 Current

Nibs

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 21, 2014 Current

Rufio

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 21, 2014 Current

Captain

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 20, 2014 Current

Starky

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 19, 2014 Current

Nana (ST14022)

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 19, 2014 Current

Pan (ST14009)

Green (Chelonia mydas)

February 15, 2014 Current

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