The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is releasing Gavin the sea turtle back into the ocean this week.
The large sub-adult loggerhead turtle was found in the intracoastal near Dubois Park in Jupiter with a hook attached to his skin near his front right flipper. The initial tests showed that the turtle suffered from starvation and anemia. The Marinelife staff administered vitamins, fluids and antibiotics to the injured sea turtle and nursed Gavin backed to health. The turtle will be fitted for a satellite transmitter to follow his movements after his release back into the ocean, along with other turtles that were previously release.
The release will be this Thursday, December 13th starting at 10:30 am with pre-release procedures. The release will start at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and guests will follow to the beach where the release will take place at 11 am. The release is weather permitting, so please check Marinelife.org for more information. If you cannot attend, check out their Facebook page to watch it live.
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is located at 14200 US Highway 1 in Juno Beach.