Gulf World Sea Turtle Release at Inlet Beach
Gulf World Marine Institute to Release Three Sea Turtles at Inlet Beach on Wednesday, Apr 13 at 9am - the public is invited!
Gulf World is happy to announce that two kemps ridley sea turtles and one green sea turtle have been medically cleared. They will be released back into the Gulf of Mexico this Wednesday, April 13th at 9:00 am. This event will take place on South Walton Lakeshore Drive at Inlet Beach.
Eve, a kemps ridley sea turtle, stranded in Rosemary Beach in December. This sea turtle had a severe case of pneumonia, suffered from low blood sugar and was very lethargic. It was treated with antibiotics and has recovered well!
Bonito, another kemps ridley sea turtle, came to Gulf World in February after stranding at the west end of Panama City Beach. The turtle suffered from pneumonia and was lethargic and treated with antibiotics.
Collins, a green sea turtle stranded in February at Deer lake state park. The turtle suffered from a ruptured abscess on its front flipper and a case of pneumonia. It was treated with antibiotics and topical ointment. The sea turtle healed extremely fast and is eating well!
The green sea turtle population has just been reclassified from endangered to threatened. After being on the endangered list for nearly four decades, this is a reason to celebrate!
The public and media are invited to attend this event.
Gulf World Marine Institute operates under the umbrella of Gulf World by Dolphin Discovery as a 501c3 nonprofit and has served as the only long-term marine mammal rehabilitation facility in Northern Florida. The Institute responds to sick, injured or stranded animals, rehabilitates and releases them into the wild and serves as an educational resource to schools throughout our area. The Institute has rescued thousands of sick and debilitated marine animals since 1970.
Learn more about Gulf World Marine Institute and their important work atwww.gulfworldmarineinstitute.org. Follow Gulf World Marine Institute on Facebook for updates and news. If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the Florida Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline at 1-888-404-3922.
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