This morning, our Animal Rescue Team returned two green sea turtles to the Florida waters at Patrick Air Force Base just south of Cocoa Beach, Fla., following months of treatment and rehabilitation. Both sea turtles were rescued this past summer by the Sea Turtle Preservation Society after being discovered floating and unable to dive.
Our Animal Rescue Team received a juvenile five-pound green sea turtle earlier this week. The turtle was originally rescued by the University of Central Florida (UCF) Marine Turtle Research Group from Trident Basin at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after noticing a large wound on its shell. It was brought to us for further care and rehabilitation.
This morning, our Animal Rescue Team and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) returned Rizzo, a male manatee, to the Tomoka River in Ormond Beach, Fla., after receiving care and rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando for the past seven months.
We're happy to report that the orphaned manatee calf that was rescued on July 21 from the Indian River in Port St. John, Fla., is responding well to treatment and is almost ready to start eating solid foods.