Sea Turtle Released Injury Memorial Day


Another sea turtle is released back into the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday in South Walton.

The Kemp's Ridley sea turtle was injured over the Memorial Day weekend.

Gulf World veterinarians say he had a fishing hook caught in him.

The sea turtle was brought to Gulf World employees by the South Walton Turtle Watch group.

"Because of boat traffic, and a lot more people are fishing so it is important for people to realize to dispose of their fishing gear properly and don't pollute in the ocean--just help these little guys out,” said Stephanie Nagle, of Gulf World.

Gulf world officials say five other sea turtles were injured over the holiday weekend.

Four of them survived from their injuries.


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