DREW's RELEASE October 24th
It has been a busy season for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Turtle Team.
Already, the sea turtle nesting numbers were at a record-setting pace, with 200 accounted for along Pinellas County beaches.
The team released its fifth turtle that was rehabilitated this year.
Drew, a 135-pound loggerhead sea turtle, was released at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Clearwater Beach near the Palm Pavilion.
She was emaciated and found floating in shallow water near Honeymoon Island June 30. Drew also was having trouble diving.
She weighed 105 pounds when rescuers first admitted her but has overcome her buoyancy problem and weighs 135 pounds.
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ALBERT & HOLDUP's RELEASE October 30th
October 30, 2012, we released two more turtles at Honeymoon Island. Albert, one of our papilloma turtles that was cleared for release.
We also released a little Kemp's Ridley, named Holdup (because he was holding everyone up :) that came in with a hook in its mouth on Sunday the October 21, 2012.
And their off!!!
IRWIN, NORMAN and ALICE COOPER RELEASE!
On May 13 we released Irwin, Norman and Alice Cooper off of Honey Moon Island.