Texas State Aquarium and U.S. Coast Guard Join Forces Today for Offshore Sea Turtle Release

January 10, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Today, on Friday, January 5 at 2:45 p.m., the Texas State Aquarium and the U.S. Coast Guard will collaborate to release hundreds of rehabilitated cold-stunned sea turtles back into their natural habitat. Over 600 sea turtles have been taken into the Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue and Recovery Center over the past few days after suffering from cold-stunning, and after a period of recovery, many are now ready to be released. A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be used to transport the turtles to offshore waters where the ocean is at an ideal temperature for the sea turtles.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Today, on Friday, January 5 at 2:45 p.m., the Texas State Aquarium and the U.S. Coast Guard will collaborate to release hundreds of rehabilitated cold-stunned sea turtles back into their natural habitat. Over 600 sea turtles have been taken into the Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue and Recovery Center over the past few days after suffering from cold-stunning, and after a period of recovery, many are now ready to be released. A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be used to transport the turtles to offshore waters where the ocean is at an ideal temperature for the sea turtles.

We invite the media to join us at the U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Facility located on Navigation Blvd. on North Beach (map below) for photo and video opportunities of the sea turtles being loaded onto a Coast Guard vessel and for interview opportunities with Texas State Aquarium and U.S. Coast Guard officials.

WHAT: Sea turtles rehabilitated at Aquarium being loaded onto Coast Guard boat

WHEN: Friday, January 5 at 2:45 p.m., Boat departs at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Facility. Media will enter from Avenue F to continue to the facility.

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