Sea Turtle Release Day for 2 turtles!
Yesterday on my Facebook page, I shared there would be 2 sea turtles being released this morning from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of the famous Winter and Hope!) My kids and I braved the pouring rain and it was well worth it!
The first to be released was Jumanji (a Kemp’s Ridley).
Jumanji was found on May 6th with fishing line around his neck and three flippers with the fishing pole still attached. He has made a full recovery and made a successful trip back to the ocean. The staff carried him so he would not be exhausted before getting to the water.
Next was Indiana Jones. She is a female Loggerhead.
She was found April 25th, half-buried in sand and emaciated.
Although I’m sure she had a wonderful time at the aquarium; she looked happy to see the ocean again!
She made a dash to the ocean and swam away.
Good Luck Jumanji and Indiana Jones!