Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Turtle Release on St George Island by Barbara Edwards

I love being on St George Island. 

One of the best events is when the nature center at Gulf world releases turtles back into the water. This time we had 23 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and one Loggerhead,





The cold stunned sea turtles have been rehabilitated since December 9.


The sea turtles were closely monitored until re-acclimated to appropriate water temperatures. 


When they began eating and diving normally they were cleared for release.


This year the event attracted crowds of people interested in the turtles.

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10 comments:

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, Barb. Lovely.

Jannine Gallant said...

I'd love to see the turtles released!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Fantastic story. Those pictures are stunning.

Diane Burton said...

What a great event. I'd love to see it in person some day. Great pictures. Looks cold.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Love turtles because they can live as long as humans (or longer!), and because they take things slowly and still endure, with a little help from kind folk.

Alicia Dean said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing event!! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics.

Brenda Whiteside said...

What an event to look forward to every year.

Andrea Downing said...

Wow!

Leah St. James said...

Very, very cool! That must be amazing to see in person. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

Barbara Edwards said...

Thank you all for leaving comments. My internet was wanky all day and I kept losing it.
They had another release today. A single loggerhead turtle.
Did you know turtles return to the beach where they hatched to lay eggs? These will all go elsewhere.