The Florida Aquarium is celebrating the successful return of a sea turtle named Palmer back to the open ocean following a stay at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.
Palmer, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, has already traveled over 136 miles over the six days since his release. He was taken in by the aquarium after being found stranded in Cape Cod as a result of a cold-stun.
At The Florida Aquarium, Palmer received a regimen of antibiotics and supportive care.
Equipped with a satellite tag, scientists can acquire important data from Palmer. You can view Palmer’s migratory movements here.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100