VIDEO: SeaWorld Orlando Returns Three Rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtles At Melbourne Beach
By Sea World // July 9, 2016
Released at Sebastian Inlet State Park
ABOVE VIDEO: On Thursday, SeaWorld Orlando returned a trio of rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Melbourne Beach.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – On Thursday, SeaWorld Orlando returned a trio of rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Melbourne Beach.
The sea turtles arrived at the SeaWorld Rescue Center for rehabilitative care over the past six months due to a variety of reasons including entanglement in fishing gear, shark attack wounds and debilitated sea turtle syndrome.
The first was a 152 pound subadult loggerhead, rescued on February 8 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.
Just a month later, on March 5, a 60 pound subadult loggerhead sea turtle was found emaciated and lethargic in Jensen Beach, Fla.
This turtle received four months of care at SeaWorld Orlando.
Finally, just two months ago, a 125 pound male was rescued on May 7, after being found by jet-skiers entangled in a crab-pot line. The turtle was taken to SeaWorld Orlando where it received rehabilitative care.
The SeaWorld Rescue team is on call 24/7/365 and works tirelessly to protect any animal in need. SeaWorld’s legacy of animal rescue spans more than 50 years and has now benefited more than 28,000 animals. Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, we help animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care.
Learn more about the SeaWorld Rescue Team by visiting SeaWorldCares.com.
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.