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Sea Turtle Release

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am


Who: America

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10:30 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 and LMC’s social media channels for updates.

America is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia and hypoglycemia. Radiographs also revealed an intestinal impaction with a large amount of crab shells. America was underweight and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles, leeches, and other epibiota that covered its body. America received fluids and antibiotics, and our hospital staff closely monitored the turtle with routine bloodwork. The turtle is now deemed healthy for release!


November 26
10:30 am - 11:00 am


Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, FL 33408 United States
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