Thanks to Save a Turtle org. Volunteers for rescuing these two Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings after excavating what could be our last Loggerhead nest of the season! They were discovered in the nest and brought to the Key West Wildlife Center. We were able to release them last evening. Thanks to everyone looking out for our native wildlife and thanks to Save-A-Turtle nesting surveyors for working hard through another nesting season!
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Please send loads of healing energy London’s way today. London is scheduled to have her flipper amputated this afternoon. A crab trap line entrapped…
Thanks for the updates on the Loggerhead Turtle we helped rescue!
This juvenile Florida Box Turtle was rescued by one of our volunteers, Dell, who was working cleaning pools this morning. It was floating in the pool of a residence right around the corner from our center. We will release it in the Indigenous Park since this is most likely where the turtle originated. It is very important to release rescued turtles near to where they were found. They have to be released in their home territory or it can cause them to become disoriented and vulnerable.
Thanks to everyone involved in today’s Loggerhead Turtle Rescue: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; The Turtle Hospital, and Save a Turtle org. Thanks to all of the organizations for partnering with the Key West Wildlife Center in order to get this turtle rescued from an entanglement that had it dragging a crab trap from its front right flipper. Thanks to Mike Hentz for the great pictures! We appreciate everyone’s efforts. Save-A-Turtle volunteers Niki Harcourt and Marlene Durazo were very helpful while Alastair from The Turtle Hospital got to the scene as well! This shows what rescue organizations can do when partnering together!
The Brown Noddy rescued yesterday off of the South Roosevelt sea wall in Key West has made steps towards recovery. Eating on its own, it is more energetic and aware of its surroundings today. We hope to be able to release it back to the wild as soon as possible. Brown Noddies primarily feed by plunge diving. They feed offshore over schools of large predatory fish that drive small fry to the surface. They feed mainly on small fish (i.e., goatfish, flying fish) and squid. Often feeds in mixed species flocks. (USF&W).