Big crowds attend sea turtle releases (Photo/Bruce Bennett)
Five sea turtles head home to the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday morning if the weather and surf allow.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center plans to release the five sea turtles on Tuesday Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.
Guests should arrive early to get parking and best viewing areas for the release on the beach at LMC just north of Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach.
To read more about each sea turtle patient’s journey, visit www.marinelife.org/patients.
The turtles are:
* Shertz, a juvenile loggerhead that was transferred from the New England Aquarium after the major sea turtle cold-stunning event in 2015;
* Bruce, a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley found near Hutchinson Island earlier this year;
*Treble and Pearson, both sub-adult loggerheads that were accidentally hooked at the Juno Beach Pier in May;
*Brie, a sub-adult loggerhead found near Hutchinson Island last spring.
After designating specific fluids, medications and other treatments for each turtle, and close monitoring by LMC hospital staff, all five turtles were medically cleared and deemed ready to return to their ocean home.