The olive ridley sea turtle is a rarity in Florida waters. A turtle, named Meghan, stranded on a public beach in Lantana, Florida, last Christmas Day. The turtle is the only olive ridley to strand this far north in Florida and the only one ever found in Palm Beach County, as the species usually lives around Central and South America. After nearly a year of rehabilitation, Meghan was released back into her ocean home yesterday.
5 a.m. wake up call to load Meghan into the van!
Obviously, Meghan rode in style. Pink harness and all.
Meghan seems to be excited about her release – seems that she is smiling!
Special thanks to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officers who helped with Meghan’s release back into the ocean.