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Posted on: July 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Key West Police Officer Assists in Turtle Rescue

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Key West Police Officer Randy Perez responded to a unique call Monday night: a baby turtle rescue.

The tiny turtles hatched on the beach at the Pier House.  But instead of heading to the water, they began trekking across the wooden decking of the closed restaurant.

With the help and direction of Samantha from the Key West Wildlife Rescue Center, the turtles were safely redirected back to the ocean and life ahead.

For more information regarding sea turtle nesting season, May 1 - Oct 31, visit the City's page dedicated to sea turtle awareness by clicking on this link.

Don't hesitate to contact the following for any sea turtle situations.

Key West Sea Turtle Club 24-hour Emergency Hotline 

  • Monica Grodzinski 305.395.2474

  • Julie Shoots 305.434.2650

  • Denise Bohlig-Capone 305.928.0606

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