Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center
When*: Thursday, July 19, 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 sea turtle patient, TFD!
TFD is a small adult male loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant intake canal by the Inwater Research biologists that monitor that area. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. TFD was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementations. This turtle is also missing a large portion of the right rear flipper from an old injury.
TFD 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.
If you can’t attend be sure to tune into our Facebook LIVE!
*Weather may impact the scheduling of this release. Please check marinelife.org and LMC’s social media channels for updates.