Release Party


The awesome Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), a subsidiary of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, recently released seven sea turtles. The animals were brought in to receive care for various injuries and were finally deemed healthy enough to return to the open water. Of the seven sea turtle species in the world, five of them can be found in the Gulf of Mexico: Loggerhead, Green, Kemp’s Ridley, Leatherback, and Hawksbill. Three species were released that morning: Loggerhead, Kemp’s Ridley and Green. As you can see in the video below, they were eager to swim away.

Categories: Nature Notes

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