22 April 2022

Earth Day Turtle Release 2022

B-roll of turtle release and staff of the Turtle Hospital, SOT with Bette Zirkelbach (pronounced Betty ZIR kull back), Turtle Hospital manager.
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22 April 2022

Earth Day Turtle Release 2022 - 03

Bette Zirkelbach, left, manager of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, shares educational facts about sea turtles with a group of children Friday, April 22, 2022, as they get a final look at “TJ Sharp,” a juvenile green sea turtle, just before it was released on Earth Day in Marathon, Fla. The 65-pound reptile was rescued in February 2022 with fibropapillomatosis, a condition that causes cauliflower-like tumors and affects sea turtles around the world. A hospital veterinarian removed the tumors and the turtle recovered, enabling it to be released off the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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22 April 2022

Earth Day Turtle Release 2022 - 02

Bette Zirkelbach, left, manager of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, and hospital founder Richie Moretti, right, remove “TJ Sharp,” a juvenile green sea turtle, from a carrying tray before releasing the reptile into the ocean in honor of Earth Day Friday, April 22, 2022, in Marathon, Fla. The 65-pound male was rescued in February 2022 with fibropapillomatosis, a condition that causes cauliflower-like tumors and affects sea turtles around the world. A hospital veterinarian removed the tumors and the turtle recovered, enabling it to be released off the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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22 April 2022

Earth Day Turtle Release 2022 - 01

Bette Zirkelbach, right, manager of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, observes “TJ Sharp,” a juvenile green sea turtle, crawl into the ocean Friday, April 22, 2022, at Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Fla. Release of the 65-pound reptile highlighted Earth Day activities in the Florida Keys. The reptile was rescued in February 2022 with fibropapillomatosis, a condition that causes cauliflower-like tumors and affects sea turtles around the world. A hospital veterinarian removed the tumors and the turtle recovered. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)