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

Kebs

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

August 16, 2015 Current

Honu

Green (Chelonia mydas)

July 23, 2015 Current

Checkers

Green (Chelonia mydas)

July 2, 2015 Current

Lyons

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

June 28, 2015 Former Patient

Longshot

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

June 27, 2015 Current

Squirt 2

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

April 30, 2015 Current

Kim

Green (Chelonia mydas)

April 10, 2015 Former Patient

Apple

Green (Chelonia mydas)

April 4, 2015 Former Patient

Olive

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 19, 2015 Current

Sally

Green (Chelonia mydas)

March 7, 2015 Current

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