Hi friends! My name is Maisy! I’m not a nesting female like most of the turtles in the marathon, in fact I’m a very special juvenile sea turtle. When I was rescued last July, The Turtle Hospital noticed that I did not look like the other turtles, but had characteristics of both a hawksbill and a green sea turtle. DNA testing confirmed that I was a rare hawksbill/green sea turtle hybrid! I was totally not in marathon form when I was first rescued. I was covered in tumors from fibropapillomatosis AND had a severe case of pneumonia! My friends at the Turtle Hospital helped get me back on my flippers since I wasn’t doing so hot. My treatment included multiple tumor removal surgeries, several bronchoscopy procedures, nebulizer breathing treatments, broad spectrum antibiotics, vitamins, fluids and a healthy diet of seafood and greens. I’ve had almost a year to recover and now I’m tumor-free and ready to head back to the sea! I’m racing to spread the word about Poor Water Quality because clean water is crucial for sea turtles like me and my non-flippered friends. Make sure to cheer for me and spread the word about my cause!
I was named by my Sponsor,
The Turtle Hospital. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awarness about the threat of Water Quality to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
Maisy is a green and hawksbill hybrid sea turtle. Learn more about green and hawksbill sea turtles.