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August 05, 2012

BZ, A Green Turtle Released

BZ, a green turtle, rescued near the Ovation development on Cape San Blas was released today at the dock behind Scallop Cove BP, after being rehabilitated by Gulf World Marine Institute.

BZ had injested some discarded monofilament line and had line wrapped around its flipper,  and was kept at Marine World until it could pass.

Once in the water he took off quickly and popped up for one last good-bye nod.

Posted by Vince Bishop - 08/05/12, 02:18 PM

August 02, 2012

Sea Turtle Scheduled For Release

Gulf World Marine Institute (GWMI) will be releasing a juvenile Green Sea Turtle back to the St Joe Bay on Sunday,  August 5,  2012 at 10amEST.  The release team will meet at the Scallop Cove BP store on 4310 Cape San Blas Rd Road.  

The Green Sea Turtle came to GWMI on June 27,  2012  there was monofilament line ingested and wrapped around both front flippers.  Radiographs (x-rays) confirmed there was no other fishing gear internally.  Flipper wounds caused from the fishing line were treated with antibiotics.  

Secret Douglas-Holmes Director of GWMI will be organizing the release and will be available for interviews.  


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For more information, please contact:

Pamela George 

Gulf World Marine Institute  850.258.4654 cell


Posted by Vince Bishop - 08/02/12, 07:20 AM