SeaWorld Animal Rescue announced yesterday that they have successfully returned a trio of rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
The turtles were at SeaWorld for about six months due to a variety of issues, including:
- Ccar16166- This 125 pound male was rescued on May 7, 2016 after being found by jet-skiers entangled in a crab-pot line. The turtle was taken to SeaWorld Orlando where it received rehabilitative care for the past two months
- Ccar1660- This 152 pound subadult loggerhead was rescued on February 8, 2016 after being found with extensive flipper damage and exposed broken bone near the St. Lucie Power Plant. The turtle received six months of treatment and rehabilitative care at SeaWorld Orlando.
- Ccar1680- This 60 pound subadult loggerhead sea turtle was found emaciated and lethargic in Jensen Beach, Fla. on March 5, 2016 and received four months of care at SeaWorld Orlando.
If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 888-404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device.