We are excited to announce a Public Sea Turtle Release scheduled for this coming Monday, May 12th at 5:30 p.m. off of Sombrero Beach, Marathon. The Turtle Ambulance will arrive at 5:00 p.m. and the release will be promptly at 5:30 p.m. Th…e release is being filmed by Brand USA as part of a social media project to promote tourism in the USA.
Susan, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was found in March. Susan and George Graves found her floating 20 yards from a dock on the ocean side in Tavernier. Upon examination, it was discovered that Susan had a 3 1/2 inch long stainless steel hook lodged in her esophagus. The hook was carefully removed at the Turtle Hospital. Susan was treated with a broad spectrum antibiotic, vitamins, and a healthy diet of fish and squid. Now weighing over 100 pounds, Susan is fully recovered and ready to return to her ocean home. See you there!