SEA TURTLE RESCUE: Canaveral Port Authority Workers Rescue Injured Sea Turtle at Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // April 8, 2020
Bob Musser transported the turtle to Brevard Zoo for rehabilitation
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Canaveral Port Authority Environmental Director Bob Musser and Harbormaster Kyle Lewis, along with Brevard County Sheriff’s Marine Unit Deputy Frank Flaks rescued an injured sea turtle at the Port on Monday.
First spotted by crew members onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty, the sea turtle was pulled from the channel by Musser, who is trained in turtle rescue by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society.
Musser then transported the turtle to Brevard Zoo for rehab.
Sea turtles, superfamily Chelonioidea, sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines and of the suborder Cryptodira.
The seven existing species of sea turtles are the green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, flatback sea turtle, and leatherback sea turtle.
– Wikipedia contributed to this report.
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