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News Release

December 03, 2012


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PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard, The Florida Aquarium release rehabilitated sea turtle back into the wild

Coast Guard members from Station St. Petersburg, Fla., and members from The Florida Aquarium transport a Loggerhead sea turtle to a 45-foot Response-Boat Medium in preparation to release it back into the wild near Egmont Channel, Fla., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The Coast Guard crew rescued the injured turtle from the path of an oncoming motor vessel, June, 27, 2012, following the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, while ensuring there were no hazards to navigation, and filling the role as a coastal security team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle
Coast Guard members from Station St. Petersburg, Fla., and members from The Florida Aquarium transport a Loggerhead sea turtle to a 45-foot Response-Boat Medium in preparation to release it back into the wild near Egmont Channel, Fla., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The Coast Guard crew rescued the injured turtle from the path of an oncoming motor vessel, June, 27, 2012, following the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, while ensuring there were no hazards to navigation, and filling the role as a coastal security team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Jones and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chase Wyatt prepare to release a Loggerhead sea turtle, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, near Egmont Channel, Fla. The Coast Guard crew from Station St. Petersburg, Fla., rescued the injured turtle from the path of an oncoming motor vessel, June, 27, 2012, following the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, while ensuring there were no hazards to navigation, and filling the role as a coastal security team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers from Station St. Petersburg and members of The Florida Aquarium released a rehabilitated Loggerhead sea turtle back into the wild, Monday.

The crewmembers rescued the injured Loggerhead sea turtle from the path of oncoming traffic in the middle of Egmont Channel, June 27, 2012.

The turtle, now named 'Larry the Loggerhead' by the boatcrew, was safely transferred to The Florida Aquarium in Tampa where she was rehabilitated and deemed healthy to be released.

To read more about the initial rescue, click here.

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