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Meet Gertrude

SEA LIFE Kansas City's Rescued Green Sea Turtle

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Meet Gertrude, Our Rescued Green Sea Turtle!

Gertrude is a rescued Green Sea Turtle who has called SEA LIFE Kansas City home since winter 2013. Gertrude was found wrapped up in fishing line off the coast of Florida and was rescued by our friends at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2011. The fishing line caused severe damage to both front flippers and required one of her flippers to be amputated. Through the diligent care and rehabilitation of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff, Gertrude was nursed back to health! Though fully healed, Gertrude would be unable to safely return to the wild.

In 2013, Gertrude made her way to SEA LIFE Kansas City to live out a safe, happy and healthy life. Thanks to the staff at SEA LIFE Kansas City, Clearwater Marine Aquarium as well as Southwest Airlines, Gertrude safely completed the journey from Florida to the heart of Kansas City. SEA LIFE Kansas City is thrilled to have her!

You'll find Gertrude swimming around our Ocean Tank! Be sure to come say hello and "sea" her soon!