Released Turtles

 Here's who we've released in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!!

Rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles is an important part of Sea Turtle, Inc's mission to save sea turtles! Each year, we rehabilitate anywhere from 40 to 100+ patients and release them back to the ocean. The rehabilitation process can take days, months, or sometimes years, depending on our patient and its injury. Here are stories about some of the sea turtles we have rescued and returned to the ocean in the past two years.

 

 

 

Dennis

DennisStranded 7/17/2010

Dennis is a post-hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle who stranded with small injuries on his shell, possibly from predation. He was moved out of ICU in May of 2012 and will be released in Summer 2013.

Released 8/23/2013


Kate

Kate

Stranded 7/12/2010

Kate is a post-hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle. She was found at the Coast Guard Station a few days after Hurricane Alex in 2010. Her physical injuries are minor and she is missing a small chunk of her back right flipper. Kate will be released in Summer of 2013.

Released 6/26/2013


Mona

Mona

Stranded 7/3/2010

Mona is a post-hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle. She stranded right after Hurricane Alex in 2010. Mona is missing 3/4 of her front left flipper. Despite this injury, she is a very spunky sea turtle. She is well-known by the staff  for being "the fiesty one" and she always puts up a strong fight during any medical check-ups. She will be released in the summer of 2013. We hope the ocean is ready for her!

Released 11/4/2013


Paloma

Paloma

Stranded 7/1//2010

Paloma is a post-hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle. She stranded after Hurricane Alex hit South Padre Island in 2010. She is missing a small chunk of her left front flipper and a small chunk of her shell on the right side. Paloma is recovering very well and will go back to the wild in summer of 2013.

Released 11/4/2013


Santi

Santi

Stranded 7/11/2010

Santi is a post-hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle. He stranded with an eye injury. The injury has healed and he seems to be able to see out of the eye despite the injury. He will be released in summer of 2013.

 


Spikey

Spikey

Stranded 7/9/2010

Spikey is a post-hatchling Kemp's ridley sea turtle. He stranded with small chunks missing from all of his flippers, most likely he was attacked by a predator. Spikey recovered very quickly and is now currently swimming in a larger tank. His favorite hobbies are biting at his tank filter and chasing the thermometer around his tank when we do the morning temperature check.  He will be released in summer of 2013.

 

Released 6/26/2013