Turtle Release: Sheldon Returns Home

Turtle Release: Sheldon Returns Home

On February 18, 2022, Sheldon, a 230lbs adult male Loggerhead Sea Turtle, was released back to the ocean from the shore of Pigeon Key. After 2 weeks of some much-needed treatment, rest, and relaxation at Marathon’s Turtle Hospital, Sheldon was deemed healthy enough to...
Creature Feature: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Creature Feature: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Florida’s most common species of sea turtle is the Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), which is named for its exceptionally large head and powerful jaw muscles. The adult loggerhead has a heart-shaped, reddish-brown top shell (carapace) and a yellow bottom shell (plastron)....