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Rescued Loggerhead Released to Sea

July 23, 2020

In December 2019, the SCCF Sea Turtle Program and Marine Lab staff rescued a large male turtle that was found floating and debilitated in the Pine Island Sound.

The turtle was originally taken to CROW and was then transported to Mote Marine Lab for further rehabilitation, where he was named Finley Joe. We are happy to report that Finley Joe was successfully rehabilitated and released, returning home to sea on Wednesday, July 15.

This was a great collaborative effort with a very happy ending!


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