Florida: Why are we here?

Why are Connie and I down in Florida? As some of you may be aware Florida has undergone a severe cold stunning event. Over 3,500 sea turtles stranded across the state in a very short period of time.

Tom from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and I move a loggerhead sea turtle.

The number of animals being brought to the various facilities was astounding. Connie had been in touch with a variety of groups that were working around the clock to help these turtles.
Recalling the hours we had to work in November during our own cold stun event, we thought maybe they could use a hand. Once we received approval we packed up, shipped supplies and headed down south. We are currently working at two facilities, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach and Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton.

This is the first time I have seen fibropapilloma(FP) on a sea turtle. Boy, did I get to see FP. This is going to be a crazy week.
Stay tuned for more blogs from Florida.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks to all the hard working individuals that make such a big difference in so many little and big ways! It takes a warm heart to help so many cold stunned animals!