Tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Lori Wilson Park, Rusty the Turtle returns to sea alongside Lucky the Turtle.
Rusty was suffering from parasites which were causing him to float behind Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster Bar. Employees from Rusty’s Seafood and Oyster bar then contacted wildlife officials. The Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center treated Rusty’s parasites.
Lucky was tangled in fishing line on a local beach and was brought to the Sea Turtle Healing Center for treatment. They journey back to the ocean together tomorrow.
Vehicles on beaches, uncontrolled coastal development, and other human activity have disturbed the sea turtle’s natural habitat.
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