Sea turtle release off Juno Beach Wednesday morning*

Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

When*: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10 a.m.

Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach)

What: LMC will release Guy Harvey the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach.

Guy Harvey is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found floating in the surf off the shore of Palm Beach Island. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Guy Harvey was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementation’s.

Guy Harvey is named in honor of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, friend of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Guy Harvey will be prepared for release from LMC starting at 10 a.m. LMC docents will convey the history of the turtle’s journey and final preparations to visitors, with a procession to the beach for the release to follow.

Local staff will be available for media interviews at their discretion.

*Weather may impact the scheduling of this release. Please check and LMC’s social media channels for updates.