Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center Releases Rusty And Lucky Back Into Ocean

By  //  January 28, 2017

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Green sea turtles are considered Endangered

Rusty, being held here before his release, was found floating at Port Canaveral by an employee of Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA –Thursday night in Cocoa Beach, Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center returned juvenile green sea turtles Rusty and Lucky to the ocean.

In October, Rusty was found floating at Port Canaveral by an employee of Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar. “He” was suffering from a parasitic infection, which was cleared up by antibiotics administered by Healing Center staff.

Lucky was admitted in November after being found on the beach with fishing line wrapped around “her” two front flippers.

The line did not break the skin, so she was able to make a relatively speedy recovery.

Green sea turtles are considered Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources due to human hunting, entanglement in fishing equipment, marine debris, shrinking beaches, pollution and climate change.

up close with Lucky, who was admitted in November after being found on the beach with fishing line wrapped around “her” two front flippers

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