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Sea Turtle Release
August 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amFree
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10 a.m.
Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach)
Please arrive early! Protect yourself from the sun and bring a hat, reusable water bottle, shades and sunscreen.
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.
Willis is a large juvenile loggerhead patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site with a heavy epibiota load (barnacles and saltwater leeches attached) on its carapace (upper shell), plastron (lower shell) and soft tissue. The turtle was slightly underweight, and bloodwork showed early signs of chronic debilitation (overall poor health due to starvation). Willis was also missing most of its right rear flipper due to an unknown trauma.