Meet the Patients
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center has had 45 sea turtle patients since opening in June 2007. Fifteen of which have been hatchlings that were stragglers, wash-backs, or had endured some type of trauma after emerging from their egg chamber. We have addressed cases originating from boat collisions, debilitated turtle syndrome, cold-stunning, floating, neuro-toxins, and fishing lines. We have released 16 sea turtles back into the wild, 7 of which were fitted with a satellite transmitter (the other 9 were too small to have transmitters). Each turtle that comes to the GSTC contributes in some way to the expansion of the rehabilitation techniques for future patients.