Today, because of burgeoning coastal growth and sea littering, many species of turtles have become endangered. We visited the Georgia Sea Turtle Center today, which is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. They are the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.
It was fascinating to read about the different kinds of turtles and how they rehabilitate them. For example, many turtles become victims of boat propellers, slashing the shells. The hospital fills in the gap with a special kind of concrete to make them whole again.
We were able to see many of their patients, while they undergo rehabilitation. Some will be returned to the wild, while others are too severely hurt to return to the wild. So, they become permanent patrons of the Center.