Rehabilitated Loggerhead Recaptured

Dave as VannaSouth Carolina Aquarium’s very first rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle was recaptured this summer off the Georgia coast; this is only the second recapture out of over fifty releases.  Loggerheads are endangered sea turtles and each summer many large females visit Charleston’s beaches to nest.  The adult male loggerhead recaptured was considered healthy and ready to mate.  Dr. David Owens, professor and researcher at the College of Charleston, considers this recapture after a decade to be remarkable.  Nicknamed “Stinky,” this loggerhead is proof that rehabilitation does indeed work.  Read more about Stinky’s story or track other sea turtle’s travels.

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