Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center Releases Rusty And Lucky Back Into Ocean
By Space Coast Daily // January 28, 2017
Green sea turtles are considered Endangered
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.
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