March 24, 2018

Rescued sea turtle finds home in aquarium's new exhibit

He should have died. Twice.

First, when he was born too weak to scramble from his sandy birthplace and scuttle to the sea. Rescued once, the tiny loggerhead sea turtle came down with pneumonia, which damaged his lungs. His hind fins didn’t develop properly, making a swim to the ocean deep impossible.

But with careful veterinary care, Ozzy survived. Now, the year-old loggerhead will be a star at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium turtle exhibit, which opens Monday.

The exhibit, called Turtles: Journey of Survival, features 19 turtle species that live in water, mud, and even sand. The three-month exhibit hasn’t