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Reason for Stranding
A local resident spotted Tilly struggling to dive in the bay.
Jan 2020- Santo is doing great! Pulling once weekly for an updated weight. Should be on track for a spring release!
Tilly has three separate boat propeller strikes extending from her head to the middle of her shell. The injuries appear older as dead bone and necrotic tissue were present on arrival. Our rehab staff removed the dead tissue and bone and the wound is undergoing treatment using cold-laser therapy, which promotes cell growth and helps wounds heal faster. Tilly also has fibropapillomatosis virus. This virus causes tumors to grow. In the future, Tilly will be taken in for surgery to have the tumors removed
Ways to help Tilly “Santo”'s Recovery
Adopt Tilly “Santo”
One of the three primary missions at Sea Turtle, Inc. is rehabilitation. We work hard to rescue and return every sea turtle back to the wild. Proceeds from this adoption will go directly to purchase needed medical supplies, veterinary exams, x-rays, food and general care for our rehab turtles.