September 25, 2018

Aquarium to release turtles

The North Carolina Aquarium at PineKnollShores will release three rehabilitated sea turtles this week.

The release will take place about 6 p.m. Tuesday near the bathhouse at Fort Macon State Park. The public is invited to watch.

The turtles are all young green sea turtles.

One arrived at the aquarium in August 2011 as a hatchling just a few days old. It came from an excavated nest on Bogue Banks, too weak to get out of the sand on its own. The two other turtles to be released are estimated to be between two and three years old and were