Photo via SeaWorld Orlando
returned three rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles to the ocean Thursday, July 7, at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Melbourne Beach.
The turtles were in SeaWorld's Rescue Center
due to a variety of reasons, including entanglement in fishing gear, shark attack wounds and debilitated sea turtle syndrome, according to a press release from SeaWorld Orlando.
The first turtle, Ccar16166, a 125 pound male, was rescued in May after being found entangled in a crab-pot line. The second turtle, Ccar1660, is a 152 pound subadult which was rescued in February after being found with flipper damage and exposed broken bone near St. Lucie Power Plant. The third turtle, a 60 pound subadult was found emaciated and lethargic in in March at Jensen Beach.