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Sea Turtle Rescue Center

Here is a little bit about our sea turtles that we have here.

All of our sea turtles here at SeaLife Kansas City are Green Sea Turtles. All of them are deemed non-releasable.

Gertrude

  • Came to KC in February of 2013
  • She was recused off the coast of Florida by Clearwater Aquarium
  • She was caught up in marine debris, fishing line
  • Her front right flipper had to be amputated due to the amount of damage
  • lives in ocean exhibit with the sharks
  • weighs 35.10kg = 77.4lbs as of August 2021

Shawny

  • Came to KC in January of 2019.
  • He Got caught up in marine debris off the coast of Georgia
  • He was rescued by the Sea Turtle Center.
  • His front right flipper had to be amputated due to the amount of damage. 
  • He Lives in Turtle Rescue Center (TRC) with Lou
  • He loves to eat green bell peppers
  • weighs 12.3kg = 27.2 lbs as of August 2021

Lou

  • Came to KC in February of 2019
  • He was Rescued off the coast of Florida
  • He has a dip in his shell, no evidence that he was caught up in anything.
  • He lives in Turtle Rescue Center (TRC) with Shawny
  • He loves to eat cucumbers
  • weighs 15kg = 33.1lbs as of August 2021