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Florida Keys Day 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, receives an Honorary Conch Certificate from Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, center, while Florida State Rep. Holly Raschein, right, gets ready to present him a conch shell, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. The meeting with DeSantis took place during Florida Keys Day, an annual pilgrimage to the state capitol by Keys government and private sector leaders to ensure legislators are understanding of Keys issues and funding needs. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

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Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, lifts a juvenile green sea turtle encrusted with barnacles Monday, March 11, 2019, at the hospital in Marathon, Fla. The reptile is among 22 green sea turtles that arrived in the Florida Keys Monday evening from two Central Florida-based facilities overwhelmed with lethargic greens that have washed up on Atlantic Ocean beaches. Veterinarians are not certain why the reptiles are sick. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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A Turtle Hospital technician administers oxygen to a juvenile green sea turtle Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. The barnacle-encrusted reptile is among 22 green sea turtles that arrived in the Florida Keys Monday evening from Central Florida-based facilities overwhelmed with lethargic greens that have washed up on Atlantic Ocean beaches. Veterinarians are not certain why the reptiles are sick. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

22 Sea Turtles Transferred to Turtle Hospital 1

Juvenile green sea turtles await initial examination Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. The reptiles are among 22 green sea turtles that arrived in the Florida Keys Monday evening from Central Florida-based facilities overwhelmed with lethargic greens that have washed up on Atlantic Ocean beaches. Veterinarians are not certain why the reptiles are sick. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Turtle Surgery

Veterinarian Dr. Brooke Burkhalter displays a goldspotted eel she surgically removed from the body cavity of "Shelmore," a subadult loggerhead sea turtle, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. Hospital officials don't understand why the turtle consumed the eel as it is not a normal part of sea turtles' diet. The turtle was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard Sept. 18, 2018. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bette Zirkelbach/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Staff from the Turtle Hospital, including manager Bette Zirkelbach, front left, and founder Richie Moretti, front right, release "Judy" a subadult loggerhead sea turtle, off the Florida Keys Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Marathon, Fla. The 150-pound female had convalesced at the hospital since being discovered three months ago entangled in a fish trap line. Although the reptile's left rear flipper had to be amputated, hospital officials expect "Judy" to survive and eventually lay eggs. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Conch Shell 'Musicians' Compete -- and Get Engaged -- in Quirky Key West Contest

Christine King competes in the Conch Shell Blowing Contest while standing on a paddle board Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Key West, Fla. Judges evaluated contest entrants from children to seniors on the quality, novelty, duration and loudness of the sounds they produced. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Conch Shell 'Musicians' Compete -- and Get Engaged -- in Quirky Key West Contest

Charlotte Jackson, 3, blows a horse conch shell during the annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Key West, Fla. Judges evaluated contest entrants from children to seniors on the quality, novelty, duration and loudness of the sounds they produced. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Conch Shell 'Musicians' Compete -- and Get Engaged -- in Quirky Key West Contest

Mary Lou Smith, right, reacts to a surprise marriage proposal from Rick Race after she competed in the Conch Shell Blowing Contest Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Key West, Fla. Both Smith and Race are from Panama City Beach, Fla. Judges evaluated contest entrants from children to seniors on the quality, novelty, duration and loudness of the sounds they produced. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)