Loggerhead Marinelife Center


A small non-profit, this place was pretty amazing to me. It was well put together and seemed to be executing their mission in incredible fashion: restoring the health of sick and injured sea turtles. Each turtle being made healthy and whole again, was in a tank. They each had their own story which told what happened to them in the wild that brought them to the Center and what their current status was. I never thought of using freshwater to get rid of ectoparasites. Some of the treatments were amazing. Cold laser treatments, honey on wounds (not that amazing), negative pressure to draw out fluids… The causes were varied but there were Encounters With Boats (propellors or hulls), hyopthermia, and fish hooks. The whole thing was pretty amazing and even though it’s small, for a $5 donation, it’s a good investment. 

© Darcy Oishi 2017