SeaWorld® Releases Turtles Displaced by Oil Spill


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Marco Island, FL (July 8, 2010): SeaWorld® Orlando aquarist Dan Conklin releases an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle into the waters off Marco Island, Fla. on July 8. The reptile was one of five turtles released by SeaWorld after a two-week stay at the park’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. The turtle was part of a group of nine turtles transported to SeaWorld from Gulfport, Miss. because the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies needed to make space for the arrival of animals in need of treatment due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.