REHABILITATED JUVENILE SEA TURTLES ARE THANKFUL TO BE HOME

Two rehabilitated juvenile sea turtles, ‘Luna’ and ‘Sonny,’ made their way back to the sea as Marathon’s Turtle Hospital celebrated a double release on Nov. 16 to a cheering crowd at Sombrero Beach. Luna, rescued in February, was found extremely emaciated and covered in a heavy load of fibropapilloma tumors. Luna’s treatments included a whole blood transfusion (donated by one of the hospital’s non-releasable residents), tumor removal surgeries, broad spectrum antibiotics, IV nutrition, vitamins and a healthy diet of mixed seafood and greens. Sonny was rescued in April due to a predator attack to the rear end of her shell and a heavy load of fibropapilloma tumors. Her treatments included critical wound care, tumor removal surgeries, broad spectrum antibiotics, fluid treatments, vitamins and a healthy diet of mixed seafood and greens. CONTRIBUTED.

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