Turtle Hospital

Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital has admitted more than 560 sick and injured sea turtles since 1995. We have treated all five species found in the Gulf of Mexico, including turtles that were sickened during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Mote has one of only three hospitals in Florida with special facilities and training to care for turtles suffering from fibropapilloma tumors. Because scientists are still learning how this disease is transmitted among turtles, we must provide a separate facility just for animals with these tumors. 

We aim to help all our turtle patients return to the wild and contribute to their populations for years to come. This matters greatly: All sea turtle species are threatened or endangered.

We are also extremely grateful to the Sea Turtle Grants Program of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. They have awarded more than two dozen grants to Mote over the years, including for our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital and for our conservation and research efforts with sea turtles in the wild.  The Sea Turtle Grants Program is funded by proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at: www.helpingseaturtles.org

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Patient Arrival Status

Independence

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

July 1, 2018 Current

Lucille

Green (Chelonia mydas)

June 16, 2018 Current

Bobber

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

June 9, 2018 Former Patient

Intrepid

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

June 7, 2018 Current

Crush Jr.

Green (Chelonia mydas)

May 30, 2018 Current

Gazpacho

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

May 30, 2018 Former Patient

Wiggles

Green (Chelonia mydas)

April 29, 2018 Former Patient

TDM

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

April 22, 2018 Current

Shoshi

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 26, 2018 Former Patient

LovieR

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 26, 2018 Former Patient

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