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Animal Rehab



I
went to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium today on Lido Key. They had quite a few recovering sea turtles and also some lovely dolphins Harley and Moonshine-rehabilitated but non-releasable) in the Marine Mammal Center. The dolphins cavorted about in their huge tank jumping and swimming up to 30mph.

The Goldstein Center houses Mote’s Animal Care Program, an adjunct to Mote Aquarium. The program is designed to rehabilitate sea turtles, dolphins and whales that are stranded in the wild and brought to Mote through the lab’s Stranding Investigations Program. At the Dolphin and Whale Hospital and the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, the animals are cared for until they are well enough to be returned to the wild.



Blind loggerhead turtle



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cinda29
Aug. 4th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
Cool, sounds like a fun day :-)
annexensen
Aug. 4th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Its great to see happy animals that have recovered after getting hit by boats and eating fish hooks. I contributed to the rehab center.
cinda29
Aug. 5th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yep, thank God for places like that!
jules_perox
Aug. 4th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds great!

Did the day de-simpsonise you?!?

Haargh!
annexensen
Aug. 4th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Sure did!
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