“Becket” Returns to the Big Blue
Analisa Duran, Miami Seaquarium
As a part of the successful Miami Seaquarium sea turtle rescue, rehab and release program, an adult male green turtle (Chelonia mydas) known as “Becket”, or “Big Boy Becket”, was released into the big blue. On the morning of Friday, August 18th, he was taken to Key West waters, near the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, to be released. As an adult male sea turtle, he will be able to contribute to the growth of the threatened green sea turtle species. At a beautiful 290 pounds, Becket is one of the largest turtles to have been released by Miami Seaquarium. This release was a collaboration with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Inwater Research Group, Inc., and The National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation. Thank you to these organizations and the Miami Seaquarium rescue team for releasing Becket back into Florida waters!
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