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Ambergris Caye Marine Turtle Program and Hol Chan Marine Reserve has a program to care for sick, weak, and injured sea turtles. HCMR has been taking care of a juvenile hawksbill that was found near shore. The turtle clearly had an issue with its flipper. The front left flipper was either broken or it was born with a defect. As the turtle grew so did flipper creating a drag. In order to increase its chances of survival in the wild, after consulting with Dr. Paul Calle, veterinarian with the Wildlife Conservation Society the flipper was amputated. Dr. Calle along with local vet Dr. Orlando Baptist of Saga Humane Society Carried out the procedure. This procedure was very necessary because as the turtle grew the flipper was also growing creating a drag.

Katia Marin, Dr. Orlando Baptist, and Heather Smith

Katia Marin, Dr. Orlando Baptist, and Heather Smith

Saga would like to give a big THANK YOU to Kevin & Heather Smith from Feliz Bar & Grill for donating $1070.00 BZ.  Proceeds to benefit the SNIP (Spay and Neuter Initiative Program) campaign.

It’s Hip to SNIP!!!


A BIG “Thank you” to the following resorts that have generously offered to provide accommodations for our Veterinarian, Dr. Orlando Baptist, when he is in town.  Please support these business that give back to the San Pedro community.

Banana Beach

Caribbean Villas

Changes in Latitudes

Conch Shell Inn

Mayan Princess



The Palms

Tradewinds Resort