Last month, staff and volunteers traveled to Florida to release 6 of our rehabilitated sea turtle patients!
Back in Baltimore, Animal Heath and Animal Rescue staff members continue to monitor and care for 15 turtles. We’re happy to report that all of our patients are in stable condition.
One of our more interesting cases, a Kemp’s ridley turtle nicknamed Hermione, initially stranded in Cape Cod last November. After a short stay at the New England Aquarium, Hermione was transferred to the National Aquarium for long-term rehabilitation in early December.
Our Animal Health staff has been treating Hermione for pneumonia, inflammation of the GI tract and a shell fracture. We’re happy to report that the shell fracture, located on the left side of Hermione’s carapace, is responding very well to our wound treatment.
Stay tuned for more Animal Rescue updates!