On August 7, 2012, the Brevard County Sheriff's office responded to a report of a possible dead body in the Indian River Lagoon. However, when officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a loggerhead sea turtle, instead. Due to his unique discovery, he earned the name “Lazarus: The Presumed Dead Loggerhead."
A sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was brought into SeaWorld Orlando's care yesterday, August 7, after it was spotted floating in the ocean by a resident near Melbourne, Fla. Located on Florida’s east coast. Melbourne’s Sea Turtle Preservation Society brought the turtle to SeaWorld for emergency care and rehabilitation.
A loggerhead sea turtle was returned to the Indian River Wednseday, June 17 near where it was rescued last December.
Earlier this morning, members of the SeaWorld Orlando animal rescue team returned a rehabilitated, sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle back into the waters of the Canaveral National Sea Shore in Titusville, Fla. This is the fifth turtle release of 2012.
The Pacific coast of Nicaragua is a favorite nesting site for four of the seven known sea turtle species. As a result, efforts to protect and preserve this useful area are crucial to the long-term conservation of the turtles.
Yesterday morning, SeaWorld Orlando’s senior veterinarian performed surgery on a rescued sea turtle, removing a large fishing hook from its throat.
Loggerheads are amazing animals that are almost 110 million years old. And, whether they are swimming or just resting on the bottom of the sea floor, these omnivorous ocean-dwellers are always interesting!
On a recent Sunday morning, Myranda Czubak, a publicist at SeaWorld Orlando, and her husband, were walking on the beach at Florida’s Canaveral National Seashore when they spotted a tiny green sea turtle hatchling. They instantly knew he was weak, disoriented and needed help.
On Wednesday, September 15, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Team released a 320-pound loggerhead sea turtle to the gulf waters off St. Petersburg Beach, FL.
More than 60 endangered sea turtles impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have now come through SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center.