“Magnolia” Gets Released!
This morning, a rescued Loggerhead sea turtle who came to be named “Magnolia” was released back home into the wild of the Atlantic Ocean at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet South Carolina.
She was found stranded in nearby Litchfield Beach this past May and initially brought to the South Carolina Aquarium for treatment and rehab. Ultimately, Magnolia was transferred to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach and they were in charge of this morning’s release.
Read more info about Magnolia’s story here if you wish: http://www.scaquarium.org/magnolia
A huge crowd including media were on hand to cheer as the door to her pen was dropped and the now healthy loggerhead could make her way across the sand and directly to the ocean. It turned into quite an emotional moment and more then a few tears were flowing among those in attendance.
I included the first photo to show how the day started off on the beach just after sunrise this morning. It was a grand experience that none of us will ever forget!