Sea Turtle in ICU

Hope in the Marine Hospital ICU

Marine animals in ICU at Clearwater Marine Hospital. Cortez a 60 year old Green Sea Turtle was brought into the hospital last week, suffering from a serious shark attack. Three flippers were bit off by the shark and she has multiple cuts, bite marks and deep lacerations from the shark. She is in the ICU at the Marine Hospital, undergoing 24 hour care. Here we are force feeding her, giving her med's and betadine baths to speed her recovery. She will become a permanent resident of CMA, because she cannot be returned to the wild.

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