VIDEO: Brevard Zoo Returns Endangered Sea Turtle ‘Homeslice’ To Indian River Lagoon
By Space Coast Daily // April 13, 2017
found last August with boat propeller wounds
ABOVE VIDEO: Homeslice was featured on Inside Edition back in January for being the first sea turtle to go through an MRI machine instead of a human. Homeslice, injured by a boat propeller was taken to Brevard Zoo and after seven months of treatment was released back into the Indian River Lagoon.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center recently returned Homeslice, a juvenile green sea turtle, to the Indian River Lagoon.
Homeslice was found in Haulover Canal on August 21 after sustaining multiple propeller wounds on “her” shell and head. She was treated with fluids, antibiotics and vitamins.
Boaters can decrease their likelihood of striking a sea turtle by staying alert, following speed limits and exercising extreme caution near seagrass beds.
Green sea turtles are considered “endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources due to human hunting, entanglement in fishing equipment, marine debris, shrinking beaches, pollution and climate change.
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