What are the most common injuries sea turtles suffer from? And how does a sea turtle veterinarian go about treating those injuries? Dr. Max Polyak, DVM, answers these questions and more as he discusses his successes at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, his Sea Turtle University.
Found a sick or injured sea turtle in Florida? Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) and (if near Juno Beach) Loggerhead Marinelife Center 24 Emergency Response at 561-603-0211
Species Spotlight: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/8005/12881238
Episode Links: https://marinelife.org, https://marinelife.org/careers/sea-turtle-rehabilitation-veterinary-externship/, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/marine-life-distress/online-sea-turtle-necropsy-lecture-series, https://seaturtleguardian.org/, https://unity.edu/faculty/dr-max-polyak/