(Swipe to see release) Shortly after Hurricane Irma, this feisty Brown Booby was found in Hollywood, FL, with a swollen leg and unable to fly. Poor water-proofing could explain his loss of flight (and this also drives seabirds to land). Our medical team used laser therapy to address the swelling in his leg, treated his nutritional deficiencies, and gave him Dawn baths to improve his waterproofing. This weekend long-time friends and supporters of SFWC took our Rehab and Release Specialist, Julie, and the Brown Booby out on their boat so this offshore bird could be released at sea.
10:02 AM Oct 17, 2017