Meet BP. He’s my stuffed sea turtle & MRI buddy. He is up and about in preparation for my MRI tomorrow. Having him with me helps me have something to focus on, reminds me of zoya, and allows me the opportunity to evoke strange looks from the hospital staff when I tell them his name is BP (which is fun for me… I’m like that)
they have such graceful faces.
Andre, an endangered green turtle, crawls to the ocean after a 414 day stay at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Fla on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. Andre was found more than a year ago, stranded on a sandbar and split open by multiple boat strikes. He had gashes in his shell, a collapsed lung and severe infections. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center put him through a 13-month rehabilitation that included groundbreaking surgeries. (AP photo/The Palm Beach Post, Lannis Waters.)
REPOST (cause its happened again):
Zoya and the Stuffed Sea Turtle: A Tragic Love Story
Zoya learns that sometimes love just ain’t enough.
“Dr. Cori”, age 7, assists with the surgery of sea turtle “Keisha”, a plush toy and teaching tool, thanks to the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s AdvoKids program.
JUNO BEACH — Cori McWilliams, 7, was one of 12 children chosen from a pool of more than 50 children to participate in the “Vet for a Day” program at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s annual TurtleFest in June Beach on April 9.
During the program, “Dr. Cori” received a plush sea turtle that was suffering from an ailment commonly found in sea turtles: inability to eat due to a fishing hook being lodged in its throat. Under the supervision of Melissa Ranly [LMC Hospital Coordinator] and Dr. Nancy Mettee [LMC Veterinarian], Cori followed the procedures that would have been followed if her plush sea turtle was living: an initial examination and assessment of the animal, taking x-rays, performing surgery [in this case, to remove the fishing hook], and learning about the necessary follow-up care of the animal. All procedures were performed in LMC’s sea turtle hospital.
In a bizarre attempt to honor the Year of the Rabbit and educate the public, an aquarium in Seoul has hosted a reenactment of Aesop’s classic tale, “The Tortoise and the Hare.
The strange, surprisingly entertaining event in South Korea featured a sea turtle instead of a tortoise and a diver dressed up in what appears to be rabbit pajamas, to play the part of the hare.
Diver Races Sea Turtle (by uzoouk)