Brevard Zoo to Release Two Sea Turtles, Harley and Hope, Thursday at Sebastian Inlet Park
By Space Coast Daily // December 18, 2019
The double release will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m.
SEBASTIAN INLET PARK, FLORIDA – The holidays are coming early for sea turtles Harley and Hope, who will be returned to the ocean after stays at Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center.
The double release will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m. just south of Sebastian Inlet in Vero Beach.
Harley, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle, was admitted to the Healing Center on July 24 after being found stranded at Jetty Park at Port Canaveral; they were anemic and had a heavy barnacle load upon intake.
Juvenile green sea turtle Hope arrived at the Healing Center from Vero Beach on September 23, lethargic and with wounds on their shell. Both patients were treated with nutritional support, fluids and medication; and deemed ready for release.
This event is open to the public, and a filming and viewing area will be reserved for media. All media personnel are asked to check in with a Healing Center volunteer upon arrival.