Sea World Releases Rescued Sea Turtle In Cocoa Beach

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COCOA BEACH, Florida — Sea World released a rescued loggerhead sea turtle back into the Atlantic Ocean from Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach today.  
The animal was found by the Inwater Research Group – an organization committed to the research and conservation of coastal species and habitats – who also assisted in the animal’s transport.  The turtle, a sub-adult weighing approximately 100 pounds, was rescued from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Power Plant in St. Lucie County, Fla.

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The turtle arrived at SeaWorld Orlando on February 26, 2012 and underwent surgery the following morning after x-rays and blood work procedures.  After a 4-inch-long fishing hook was successfully removed by Sea World’s veterinary team, the turtle remained with Sea World to allow time for a post-surgery recovery.

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So far this year, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued nine sea turtles. 

For 45 years, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has helped animals in need — ill, injured and orphaned.  More than 20,000 animals have been rescued by Sea World.‪ Sea World’s animal rescue team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  First video credit: Sea World Orlando.

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Image Credit: Sea World X-Ray


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Image Credit: Sea World



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