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.
SeaWorld Orlando’s turtle experts and vets have been conducting health assessments on the turtle to determine the cause of its behavior, which includes having trouble diving and seeming to be disoriented. The tests have included blood samples, x-rays and behavioral evaluations.
At this time no physical health problems have been discovered and the team will continue to care for the 168-pound turtle until its condition improves. SeaWorld's ultimate goal after rehabilitating animals is to return them to their natural environment, once they are in good enough health.