Four rehabilitated green sea turtles were released back into their natural habitat on Wednesday, July 22, after months of care at the Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center in Melbourne, Florida.
King Kamehameha, Turtilla, Cookie, and Samantha, four turtles rescued by the zoo, were sent on their way by caretakers into the waters off Florida’s Space Coast.
In a press release, the zoo said that rehabilitated turtles are typically released individually or in pairs, but that because the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) deemed the group of four healthy, they were released together.
King Kamehameha and Turtilla were found severely debilitated and nursed back to health, the zoo said. Cookie and Samantha were rescued from a fishing line. Credit: Brevard Zoo via Storyful