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Back into the blue…

Or, rather, the green with a mild yellowish tint… but I don’t think the eleven sea turtles that were freed today really minded the color of the sea. These young animals (the oldest is just 8 years old) were all found dying and were nursed back to health in Riccione, Italy by the local Cetacean Foundation. This morning, at lunch time, they finally went home 200 km south in the Adriatic Sea and 2 miles offshore after a short trip on board a Coast Guard patrol boat (and, btw, thank you for the ride!). It was fun and actually moving seeing them excitedly shaking their flippers in the anticipation of going back in the water.

This one, above and below, is Orange, the “elder” of the group.

2 comments:

Camano Girl said...

That is so good to see this. The Sea Turtles are very precious to me and all of us. All creatures great and small.

Camano Girl said...

What a great story. I so love seeing these types of stories about Sea Turtles getting rescued and sent back out to the oceans. We need to watch out for our animal friends cause there are so many people that would like to hurt them.