Yesterday, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) released two rehabilitated sea turtles at Ft De Soto Park. Loggerhead Indiana Jones underwent six months of rehabilitation focused on IV nutrition. Kemp’s ridley Jumanji suffered from fishing line entanglement.
My son and I actually witnessed CMA taking acre of Jumanji, so it’s wonderful to know he’s healthy and released back to his natural habitat.
Below are official photos from CMA of the release. The official press release can be found here.
About Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. Winter, the dolphin’s story of survival after injury that caused her to lose her tail, has impacted millions of people around the world. A major motion picture, Dolphin Tale, highlighted her life story in 2011. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was released in September 2014 and features the incredible story of Hope, a young resident dolphin of CMA. The mission and potential to change people’s lives differentiates Clearwater Marine Aquarium from any other aquarium in the world.