October 22, 2018

Virginia Aquarium to release loggerhead turtle

Virginia Beach–  The Virginia Aquarium is planning to release a loggerhead turtle next week at Croatan Beach in Virginia Beach.

One of the aquarium’s largest rehabbed sea turtles will be released on Tuesday at 2 p.m. off the southern shores of Croatan in front of the public parking lot.

The adult male loggerhead was named “25” in honor of the Aquarium’s 25 year anniversary. Because he weighs nearly 300 pounds, he has been dubbed “Big Boy.”

The turtle was found struggling off the coast of Cape Charles on May 22nd. It was entangled in a crab pot line with the pot attached. The

Source: http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Virginia-Aquarium-to-release-loggerhead-turtle-131826213.html