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Release of two sea turtles back to Atlantic Ocean planned Thursday in Juno Beach

Release of two sea turtles back to Atlantic Ocean planned Thursday in Juno Beach

Yettie

Two sea turtles are scheduled to be released at about noon Thursday, January 15, at the beach at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach.

Both were found injured and treated at the center in Juno Beach.

Yettie, a large juvenile green sea turtle, was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway just north of PGA Boulevard last September. The turtle’s injuries included an intestinal infection. After Yettie began to eat well and receive fluids and antibiotics at LMC, the turtle was cleared for release. Yettie weighs about 36 pounds.

Annie, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, was brought to LMC for evaluation after accidentally being hooked by anglers at the Juno Beach Pier this week. No other internal hooks were found, and the sea turtle was cleared for release into the Atlantic Ocean.

The beach where the release is planned is located just north of Donald Ross Road.

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-release events start at 11:30 a.m.

For information, go to marinelife.org.