Another Successful Green Sea Turtle Release

April 1, 2024

On March 22nd, the Texas State Aquarium bid farewell to our recent guests, as we returned two green sea turtles to the waters of the Laguna Madre.

These two green sea turtles are survivors of the January 2024 cold-stunning event. In just a few weeks of recovery, both green sea turtles made incredible recoveries.  

After baseline checkups, our Animal Health Team made assessments and moved forward with individual treatments. While one turtle had a wound across the forehead and faced challenges with positive buoyancy, the other turtle struggled with buoyancy abnormalities. After overcoming their obstacles, they are now in good health and body condition.  

 Our Animal Health Team ensured perfect conditions for their release, with ideal weather in a disturbance-free environment. We wish these sea swimmers all the best in their laguna home. 


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