Brevard Zoo Releases Subadult Loggerhead Sea Turtle From Sebastian Inlet State Park

By  //  May 20, 2016

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Zoo releases third rehabbed sea turtle this week

ABOVE VIDEO: Saoirse, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle, was released on Thursday afternoon at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Saoirse is the Brevard Zoo’s third rehabilitated turtle released this week.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Saoirse, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle, was released on Thursday afternoon at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

This turtle was brought to Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center in January as the firsts patient of 2016. Saoirse was found at the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant in a thin, lethargic state, covered in barnacles.

Saoirse is the Brevard Zoo’s third rehabilitated turtle released this week.

Two subadult green sea turtles, “Chad” and “Mr. President,” were released on Tuesday morning.

Found in oceans all over the world, loggerheads are considered “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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Entanglement in fishing gear, poaching, coastal habitat loss and climate change pose the most significant threats to this species.

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Saoirse, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle, was released on Thursday afternoon at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Saoirse is the Brevard Zoo’s third rehabilitated turtle released this week.


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