Sunday, August 07, 2011

Andre Returns to the Sea

Turtle Tidbit #4 is a report on Andre, a green sea turtle who was severely injured by motorboat propellers in June 2010.  Advanced medical techniques such as VAC therapy and Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix implants saved Andre's life.  Green sea turtles are classified as endangered in Florida, where this incident took place.  Coverage appeared on Reuters website on August 5, 2011.

Click this link for the story:

Injured sea turtle returned in sea off U.S. coast

Click this link for the video:

Turtle heads home after receiving pioneering medical treatment

'Miracle Turtle' released as crowd cheers in Fla., Associated Press coverage 
Green Sea Turtle,Wikipedia page (extensive information)
Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources
ML Video 59485, Chelonia mydas, Green Turtle, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (underwater video)

RELATED POSTS on Truffles, Turtles & Tunes:
Sea Turtle Rescue in Texas, January 20, 2007
Sea Turtle Rescue Update, January 24, 2007
Sea Turtle Rescue Update and Pictures, February 6, 2007
Sea Turtle Release, February 24, 2007

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