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25 flamingo and keys

  1. 1. 2012 2 1 S T - 2 3 R D DECEMBER FL AMIN GO THE VIEW FROM OUR RV OSPREY WITH A FISH BUTTERFLY IN FLIGHT
  2. 2. ROW DY B E N D B I K E R I D E
  3. 3. G L A S S B OT TO M B OAT R I D E
  4. 4. WATCHING THESE DOLPHINS PLAY ALONGSIDE OF THE BOAT WAS THE BEST PART OFTHIS RIDE FOR LINDA. SHE MISSED HALF OF THE VIEWING DUE TO BEING ABOVE DECK IN THE FRESH AIR SO SHE DIDN’T SICK!
  5. 5. 2012 21ST-23RD DECEMBER T H E T U RT L E H O S P I TA L THIS YOUNG TURTLE WAS BUMPED BY A BOAT WHICH FORCE AIR FROM THE LUNGS INTO THE TISSUE WHICH CAN NEVER BE REMOVED. THIS MAKE THE TURTLE UNABLE TO DIVE, EAT AND REST. LEFT UNTREATED THEY DIE. UNFORTUNATELY THEY CAN NEVER BE RELEASE INTO THE WILD AGAIN. THE TREATMENT IS TO WEIGHT THE TURTLE. TURTLES SHED PART OF THEIR SHELL AND THE WEIGHTS FALL OFF. Weights allow the turtle to dive and balance. A PROPELLER BLADE CUT THE SHELL ON THIS TURTLE. SHE IS ALSO RECOVERING FROM SURGERY. MANY OF THE JUVENILE SEA TURTLES ARE SHOWING UP WITH A VIRUS THAT CAUSES TUMORS. IF THE TUMORS ARE OUTSIDE THEY CAN BE REMOVED AND IF THEY HAVE NO OTHERS FOR A YEAR THEY CAN BE RELEASED. THE MONSTER TO THE LEFT WAS OUTSIDE OF THE TURTLE RECOVERY CENTER RECOVERING FROM STARVATION AND SURGERY THIS FEMALE IS BLIND THIS MALE HAS WEIGHTS
  6. 6. these twohandsome devilswere hangingaround outside TOP LEFT FEMALE HAD TUMORS THAT WERE REMOVED SHE IS RECOVERING AND WILL BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH. ABOVE IS A FEMALE WHO HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH A SHARK AND LOST A FLIPPER AND A CHUNK OF HER SHELL BOTTOM LEFT IS A MALE WHO HAS WEIGHTS AND CAN NOT BE RELEASED
  7. 7. THE HOSPITAL1. ABOVE LEFT IS THE OPERATING ROOM.2. RIGHT IS TURTLE SKELETON.3. BELOW LEFT IS TURTLE PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR LOCK JAW.4. TO THE RIGHT OF THAT IS A HARPOONED TURTLE THAT RECOVERED AND NOW FREE. 5. FISH HOOKS IN A TURTLE RUST AND CAUSE LOCK JAW.

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