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Florida turtle hospital removes basketball-sized tumor from flipper of sea turtle named Chomper

Multiple crashes on SR-161EB near Little Turtle Way send 12 people to the hospital.

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‘Chomper is 14.2 pounds lighter.’ Surgery at Keys turtle hospital removes giant tumor

Incredible video has emerged of the 'world's largest turtle maternity hospital' at Raine Island. With the help of Queensland scientists, 640,000 critically endangered green sea turtles have hatched in five years. Credit: @GBRFoundation . #7NEWS 

Since 1986, the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys has been rescuing, rehabilitating and returning sea turtles to the wild:

Turtle at Florida hospital has flipper amputated after becoming entangled

Shelly the sea turtle at a turtle hospital in Florida required a front flipper to be amputated on Tuesday, the staff at the facility sadly reported.

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A sea turtle at a turtle hospital in Florida had its front flipper amputated after it became entangled.

Turtle at Florida hospital has flipper amputated after becoming entangled

According to The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, the turtle, named Shelly, underwent the surgery after his front left flipper became entangled in an abandoned anchor line off of the Florida Keys.

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AWESOME JOB to the boat brew with U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon for the rescue of an entangled #seaturtle  near Duck Key!! The boat crew safely transferred the injured 🐢 to an awaiting Turtle Hospital crew in Long Key. #ready , #relevant , #responsive 

Today is #WorldTurtleDay  & we’re shell-ebrating our amazing fresh water turtles!These little turtle eggs hatched @AustraliaZoo  Wildlife Hospital after their mum was hit by a car. They were released earlier this year, but we’re still gushing over how turtle-y cute they were!

Caretakers at The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys celebrated Earth Day by releasing a rehabilitated green sea turtle back into the ocean. The facility is the world's first veterinary hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles.

Caretakers at The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys celebrated Earth Day by releasing a rehabilitated green sea turtle back into the ocean. The facility is the world's first veterinary hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles.

Last week, Station Key West rescued a distressed Loggerhead Sea turtle. The crew safely transferred the turtle to The Turtle Hospital for further care and observation. #savetheturtles 🐢

A green sea turtle was found with a 3-foot-long spear in its neck and rescued, according to nonprofit Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. The 150-pound, sub-adult turtle, named Splinter, was taken into surgery, and the spear was removed.

WATCH: A rehabilitated juvenile green sea turtle was released late Sunday afternoon above a coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The turtle named Allie was rescued May 20 by the crew from Keys Dives, then treated for tumors by Florida's Turtle Hospital.

A green sea turtle was found with a 3-foot-long spear in its neck and rescued, according to nonprofit Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. The 150-pound, sub-adult turtle, named Splinter, was taken into surgery, and the spear was removed.

TURTLE ON WHEELS | A zoological intern at a hospital picked up a Lego car kit, and using some syringe parts and animal-safe epoxy, vets MacGyvered a sweet little rig for Pedro's caboose.

Hello from Bindi & Chandler Wildlife Hospital with adorable little Candy the flatback turtle. Check her out!

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