Sea Turtle Release! {Updated with Names}



Come out to the Virginia Beach oceanfront on Thursday to give a big send off to rehabilitated sea turtles! So far the names of the sea turtles that will be released are:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte, a Kemp’s ridley turtle
  • Mickey Mouse, a Loggerhead turtle
  • Olaf, another Kemp’s ridley
  • Dory, a Loggerhead turtle
  • Timon, a Kemp’s ridley turtle
  • Ariel, a Green sea turtle
  • Mushu, a Kemp’s ridley turtle

The public are welcome to come watch the release. Please arrive early to find parking so you don't miss the release!

Where: 31st Street behind Neptune's Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10am

Cost: Free Event

Once Available, Additional Info Will Be Posted on the Aquarium Facebook Page.

The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program works out of the Virginia Aquarium and can respond quickly to assist animals in distress. To report a dead or live stranded marine mammal or sea turtle call the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program 24-hour hotline at (757) 385-7575.

Photo Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife via CC

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