The two Kemps Ridley turtles were brought to SeaWorld Orlando on December 23, 2012, after being rescued off the coast of Cape Cod, suffering from cold stress. The third turtle, a loggerhead, was rescued February 22, 2013 in the Port Canaveral Channel showing signs of damage to its flippers and neck.
SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need – ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned – for more than four decades. So far this year, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 39 turtles and returned 31.
If you see injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 1(888) 404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device.