November 21, 2018

KC aquarium to get endangered sea turtle

Kansas City’s SEA LIFE Aquarium will be getting an endangered sea turtle next week.

The green sea turtle, named Gertrude, will be flown from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida to Kansas City on Monday.

Aquarium officials said in a news release that Gertrude was rescued in September 2011 after her two front flippers were found tangled in fishing line causing them to fracture. One flipper had to be amputated and the other had to be fused.

Because of the injuries, Gertrude cannot be returned to the ocean.

The turtle will be