“Phantom” The Georgia Sea Turtle

Earlier this year, The King and Prince adopted a sea turtle.  The Geogia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles.  It is a rehabilitation and research center.  The Adopt a Sea Turtle Progam “helps offset operating costs such as medication and food for in-house patients as well as supports research we are conducting to help sea turtles all over the world!”

The King and Prince adopted “Phantom.” Phantom is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who stranded on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, on July 30, 2009. She/he was brought to the GSTC where it was very obvious what was wrong with her/him. Phantom had a severe head injury and was missing her/his left eye and half of her/his upper jaw. Phantom underwent surgery and was under care at the GSTC until June.  On June 17, 2011 Phantom was released!   You can read about Phantom’s journey and track his/her journey in the wild by visiting http://www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org/. Click on “Join Us” at the top of the page, then select “successfully released patients” and Phantom’s web page.  The password is “opera”.

Here are pictures from Phantom’s release:

Sea Turtle Release Photo 1

Sea Turtle Release Photo 2

Sea Turtle Release Photo 3

Sea Turtle Release Photo 4

Sea Turtle Release Photo 5

Sea Turtle Release Photo 6

Sea Turtle Release Photo 7

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