DoE cares for rescued sick green turtle

| 26/11/2018 | 6 Comments
Cayman News Service

Green turtle rescued by boaters (photo courtesy DoE)

(CNS): A sea turtle found by local boaters on Wednesday floating on the water’s surface in Crystal Harbour is currently being cared for by the Department of Environment. Experts are still not sure what is wrong with the 4-year-old green turtle but it was found in distress and believed to have been sick for some time.

The boaters who found the animal contacted the DoE’s turtle team. Staff from Island Vet and the Cayman Turtle Centre volunteered to help the DoE, administering antibiotics and performing X-rays. 

“The turtle is now under the DoE’s care and is being fed periodically, being kept warm in a container and receiving regular check-ups, ” the DoE said in a post on its FB page, thanking all those involved.

Anyone who sees a turtles that might be in distress is urged to call 938-6378.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to the boaters that found and reported the turtle, and big time thanks to DOE, who continue to do their best to help and protect the environment.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Good job to whomever spotted the turtle and called it in instead of just ignoring it like most.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Waste of resources with Cayman Thanksgiving just around the corner!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Stomach is probably filled with plastic

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