Gulfarium's C.A.R.E. Center will be releasing four rehabilitated sea
turtles Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 AM. The press and public are
invited to attend the occasion. Monday's release will be held at Park West off of Fort Pickens Road in Pensacola.
encouraged to park in the large parking lot at Park West, and the
release will be held on the far west end of the park.
Three of the four rehabilitated sea turtles fell victim to ingested marine debris and fishing hook related injuries.
sub-adult Loggerhead, was hooked at Navarre Beach Fishing Pier on July
26. Weighing 124 pounds, this sea turtle underwent surgery to
ingested fishing gear.
Kara, another sub-adult Loggerhead, was found floating at the surface of the water in Destin on June 1. Team members from the Gulfarium
C.A.R.E. Center and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
partnered together to rescue Kara. Kara was emaciated and anemic upon
arrival. This sea turtle received fluid therapy, vitamin supplements, and antibiotics.
weighing just under six pounds, was brought to the Lifeguard station near
the Navarre Beach Artificial Reef with a j-hook embedded behind the
front right shoulder. This juvenile Green received a clean bill of
health, and was quickly ready for release after the removal of the
sub-adult Loggerhead weighing 115 pounds, was caught at the Okaloosa
Island Fishing Pier in the front right shoulder on August 31.
Sheryl was provided a light sedation to remove a large gauge circle hook
and metal line from the esophagus.
All four sea turtles were rehabilitated at the Gulfarium C.A.R.E Center and are cleared for release.