April 20, 2018

Aquarium releases 3 more sea turtles

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — The South Carolina Aquarium set three more turtles free on Tuesday.

Two juvenile loggerheads and a kemp ridley made their way back to the ocean after recovering from health issues they were treated for at the Sea Turtle Hospital.

Grice, a 66-pound loggerhead that was caught in May, covered with black skin lesions, leeches and barnacles; Lady Lisa a loggerhead, slightly larger at 68 pounds caught in June with a skin condition and Bennett, the Kemp Ridley were all released at 11 a.m. at Beachwalker County Park.

Bennett was the first adult female kemp ridley ever admitted to

Source: http://www.abcnews4.com/story/15068990/aquarium-releases-3-more-sea-turtles