Miracle Turtle Released in Ocean (Video)

A loggerhead turtle that was hit several times by boats and split open was recently released after a full recovery. The poor turtle was found in very poor condition stranded on a beach, but it was taken to a marine conservation facility and given various medical treatments for months. It had cuts through the shell exposing part of the spinal cord and lung. It is hoped the male turtle will find mates and reproduce because the species needs to experience a population increase. IUCN considers them an endangered species, and in the US their status is threatened throughout their range. Hunting them for food and consuming their eggs used to be more common, but their population has decreased so much, they are now protected.

Some boaters don’t pay attention to marine wildlife, and others drive too fast and recklessly. Slowing down gives marine life more time to move out of the way of boats. Also, some boaters drink alcohol and drive believing it is safer than driving an automobile, when this is actually not true at all.

Image Credit: Strobilomyces / Wiki Commons

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Stephanie Reap
Stephanie Reap2 years ago

I'm so happy be made it considering how bad his injuries were but most won't, which is just horrible.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

amazing story

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Teresa W.3 years ago

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Debra Griffin
Debra B.3 years ago

Yeah!!! BEST LUCK!!!!

Robin R.
Robin R.3 years ago

It's pretty incredible that they were able to fix his shell. I had braces... I don't think I appreciated my orthodontist nearly enough now that I see this!

Lydia Price

Beautiful. I wish they could all be rescued. Idiots with boats kill everything in their path. It's like driving a meat grinder over these poor creatures. I'm so glad he was rescued.

Sylvia R.
Sylvia R.4 years ago

Well done! Thanks for sharing.

Danuta W.
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Excellent article. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.4 years ago


Emma Davey
Emma D.4 years ago

that's my kind of news story! i want to sincerely thank the team that helped him and wish this turtle all the very best out there.