One of our larger turtle patients

Godzilla is ready for transport.

This is Godzilla the loggerhead sea turtle. He is one of our larger turtle patients for 2008. He was found cold-stunned on a Cape Cod beach in November. He is about two feet long, and weighs nearly 60 pounds. During his time at the New England Aquarium he had blood tests, x-rays, electrolyte injections and antibiotics. We gradually warmed him up to 75 degrees, and he is doing well.

After we stabilize turtle patients at the Aquarium we sometimes send them to other sea turtle hospitals to complete their rehabilitation. This picture shows him in a kennel crate, padded with towels for a car ride to another hospital. He will hopefully be released from Cape Cod in the summer of 2009.

- Dr. Innis

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