Rehabilitated Sea Turtles by Gulfarium's C.A.R.E Center Released at Topsail Hill
*Published 10/28/2020 | Northwest Florida Daily News
Sea Turtles Rehabilitated by Gulfarium's C.A.R.E. Center released at Topsail Hill
by Devon Ravine
SANTA ROSA BEACH — As rain from the outer edges of Tropical Storm Zeta poured down, Gulfarium's staff and volunteers released four juvenile green sea turtles back into the Gulf on Tuesday at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in South Walton County.
“They were all brought in from the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, and they were all caught in the mouth or foul-hooked externally,” said Terra Throgmorton, medical and stranding coordinator for Gulfarium’s C.A.R.E. Center.
The turtles were rehabilitated at the nonprofit C.A.R.E. Center, which focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing endangered sea turtles.
One of the turtles, named Blackfin, has been at the C.A.R.E. Center since June. Blackfin recently had been cleared for release when the center got three more injured turtles from the pier, including one repeat offender.
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