A project of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
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Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Release Date: 2015-03-19 16:30:00
Release Location: Boca Raton, FL
Last Location: 2016-06-25 03:15:17
Keep Calm & Turtle On Support Team
David & Dixie Smith and Devyn & Lincoln Mayer
Owen Thompson Smith
2016 Castlewood High School Earth Science II Class
This "Golden Girl" came to Gumbo Limbo's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility from Hollywood, Florida on November 22, 2014, and was affectionately named, Betty White, after the famous actress. She had a severe coelomic cavity infection which left her positively buoyant, but antibiotics, fluids, and a healthy seafood diet have helped her regain her health. Her infection has since cleared and she has gained a healthy 20 pounds. She was released on March 19, 2015, off of a Boca Raton Beach with hundreds of lucky bystanders wishing her a safe bon voyage!