As you remember, Route came on the turtle transport to Georgia, however he was not released. Route entered the final phase of his rehabilitation at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
In the photo at left, Dr. Terry Norton, the GSTC veterinarian and Executive Director prepares to introduce Route to his new tank. Dr. Norton had the opportunity to examine Route with Dr. Innis during a recent trip to the New England Aquarium.
Safe and sound in his new tank, Route settled in quickly. Dr. Norton will monitor Route's health until he is ready for release. We expect Route will be released in the near future so we will keep you informed.
Kate and I continue our journey through the deep south. Our next stop will be at the South Carolina Aquarium where we will pay a visit to their sea turtle hospital - stay tuned South Carolina gets some pretty large turtles!