Popular Florida sea turtle center losing entire medical staff as water quality issues continue: report

Problems continue to plague the popular Loggerhead Marinelife Center in South Florida with reports its entire medical staff will be gone by May.

After water quality issues remain a concern for the rehabilitation center and attraction in Juno Beach, the center once again has no sea turtles on site, according to a report from WPTV.

The center has been a working hospital that takes in all species of sea turtles for more than 30 years.

WPTV reports that all of the veterinary hospital section of the center have either left or given notice. Last week there were only four sea turtles utilizing its 26 rehab pools, but now there are none.

“At this time we do not have any sea turtle patients in our hospital,” a notice on the center’s website reads. “We’re incredibly proud that our Hospital team cared for 83 sea turtles (plus 704 hatchlings!) in 2021. We’re eagerly standing by to rescue and respond to the next sea turtles requiring care, and putting the final touches on our stunning new outdoor sea turtle hospital, which will open soon.”

Read More, at: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/florida/os-ne-loggerhead-marinelife-center-medical-staff-resigning-20220415-e6srufbmzrfythwhddavwaew54-story.html

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