BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton is still taking care of injured turtles at their rehabilitation center.
Coordinator Whitney Crowder said the center had five turtles arrive in the last two weeks. Several of them had injuries from a boat.
Gumbo Limbo may be closed to the public but we are still hard at work taking care of our animals. Before we closed, our #SeaTurtle Rehabilitation Facility received five new #patients in just two days! Stay tuned to our social channels for updates. #TurtleTuesday #lovegumbolimbo pic.twitter.com/WLd2W8MN1m— Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (@GumboLimboNC) March 24, 2020
One of the turtles was found by a fisherman with 37 pounds of fishing net floating with it.
“She doesn't even weigh 10 pounds. She is very skinny,” said Crowder.
Remember the #seaturtle that was tangled in 37lbs of fishing gear? Katydid is now recovering and receiving daily nebulizer treatments to help treat #pneumonia. Katydid also receives fluids, antibiotics, vitamins, and laser therapy to help her heal. https://t.co/cw68yQErMr pic.twitter.com/ueWNMZnR1Y— Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (@GumboLimboNC) March 31, 2020
Gumbo Limbo has minimal staff taking care of the turtles, but Crowder said they are all healing.
She looks forward to reopening to share their stories with the public.