Hi guys! I’m Little Money! Or “Not So Little Money” as my friends at The Turtle Hospital called me. It’s probably because I weigh a whopping 365 pounds! Although I’m an adult female turtle like most of my competitors, I was not nesting when I was found. I was actually found by a boater beached on Money Key back in June. It took two Turtle Hospital staff and three FWC officers on two boats to rescue me. I was treated at the Turtle Hospital for gastrointestinal issues and received broad spectrum antibiotics, vitamins, fluids and a healthy diet. Now that I’m healthy and swimming strong, I’m ready to return to my ocean home! I’m swimming to help raise awareness about boat strikes and safe boating practices. A lot of my flippered friends back at the hospital were actually boat strike victims, so it’s a cause close to my heart. My buddy Coco and I are the only rehabilitated turtles participating in the race, which is pretty neat! And who knows, since I’m a mature female, maybe I’ll come back to shore to nest this season? Only time will tell!
I was named by my Sponsor,
Sea Life Trust. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Boat Strikes to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
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