It was great news for our sea turtle friends not only here at SeaWorld San Diego, but throughout the state: Yesterday, the state of California banned the use of single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, effective in 2015!
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.