Rehabilitated sea turtle released back into the sea in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — An adult loggerhead turtle was released back into the sea Friday after months of rehabilitation.

The turtle, named Tina, was released on Higgs Beach in Key West while onlookers watched her journey back to sea.

According to Turtle Hospital, the rehabilitation group that rescued Tina, Tina was rescued in Big Pine Key in July after she was found injured with a lanyard becoming entangled around her neck.

Her treatment consisted of wound care, antibiotics, vitamins, fluids and seafood.

The animal reportedly weighs 200 pounds and is around 40 years old.

The video shows Turtle Hospital staff carrying Tina to the shore, who was desperate to return to her home.

Spectators applaud the animal’s successful return to the sea.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

Related Articles

Back to top button