Sea Life Aquarium Rehabilitates And Releases Endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Stranded In Holland, Back Into The Gulf of Mexico
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A juvenile female Kemp's ridley sea turtle, found stranded on the shores of the Netherlands, was released back into the Gulf of Mexico off the Padre National Seashore today by SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine, SEA LIFE Aquarium Scheveningen, Animal Rescue Keep, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel. The Kemp's ridley turtle, named Flip by her rescuers, is one of the most endangered species of marine sea turtles.
Flip is outfitted with a satellite transmitter so the public can track her movements online at www.seaturtle.org by clicking "Track a Sea Turtle" and searching Flip's name.
Flip was found injured and cold-stunned by passers-by on the shores of Holland, near the city of The Hague, on December 10, 2011, roughly 5,000 nautical miles from her home in the Gulf of Mexico. She was taken to SEA LIFE Aquarium Scheveningen to begin a long rehabilitation process. After her first month at SEA LIFE and much TLC by the staff, Flip started feeding again, and since January of 2012, has steadily grown, gaining weight and strength.
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