29 Jul '14, 9am

LOTS of people DO care! A Year After Boats Shatter His Shell, Turtle Swims Free via @Care2 http…

LOTS of people DO care! A Year After Boats Shatter His Shell, Turtle Swims Free via @Care2 http…

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally posted on August 4, 2011. Enjoy! Hundreds of supporters cheered on August 3rd as Andre, a 177 pound green sea turtle, crawled into the water and swam out of sight. A year ago no one was predicting he could be saved. In June 2010, Andre was found on a Juno Beach sandbar, his shell shattered by two different propellers. Associated Press reported , “More than three pounds of sand were inside him, along with at least a couple of crabs, a raging infection and a collapsed lung. His spinal cord was exposed, pneumonia was plaguing him and death seemed certain.” Fortunately for Andre, help was a few miles away. The staff at Loggerhead Marinelife Center specialize in conserving threatened and endangered sea turtles. Loggerhead veterinarian Dr. Nancy Mettee and her team set to work on the immediate, life-threatening inju...

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