Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center Returns Another Rehabilitated Sea Turtle To Ocean

By  //  December 16, 2016

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Sea turtles considered Vulnerable

ABOVE VIDEO: Wednesday evening at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, staff and volunteers from Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center released Trident, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Wednesday evening at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, staff and volunteers from Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center released Trident, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle.

The Healing Center, which is supported by a partnership with Sea Turtle Preservation Society, has now released 12 juvenile and subadult sea turtles thus far this year.

Trident was admitted in July after being found by a University of Central Florida research team in the Trident Basin at Port Canaveral.

“She” was debilitated, underweight and covered in barnacles, algae and leeches. Trident was treated with antibiotics, fed nutritious food and given the opportunity to rest.

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Loggerhead sea turtles are most significantly impacted by marine debris, entanglement in fishing gear, coastal development, poaching and climate change.

They are considered “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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Trident was admitted in July after being found by a University of Central Florida research team in the Trident Basin at Port Canaveral


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