SeaWorld Orlando received nine endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles that were impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The turtles arrived at Orlando Executive Airport on Friday, June 25 and were transported to the park's Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
Yesterday, SeaWorld Orlando's Animal Rescue Team successfully rescued a female endangered manatee from the waters of the National Canaveral Seashore near New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
A Guadalupe fur seal rescued and rehabilitated by SeaWorld San Diego is helping with important research. The year-old female was found emaciated and comatose on a San Diego-area beach in March, and veterinarians determined she was hyperglycemic and hypothermic. After months of medical treatment by SeaWorld animal care specialists, she made a full recovery.
Caring for SeaWorld's 303rd endangered turtle patient this year is no small task for park aquarists. The recently rescued reptile is a three-foot, 270-pound loggerhead, found in the waters of San Carlos Bay near Ft. Myers, Fla. on May 6.
This week, SeaWorld Orlando's Animal Rescue Team successfully rescued a manatee from a canal in Satellite Beach, FL.
SeaWorld returned an endangered baby Hawksbill sea turtle back to nature after a successful recovery stay at the park's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.
SeaWorld aquarists released the little turtle several miles off the shore of Jupiter, FL into large areas of seaweed. The seaweed serves as a floating nursery for the hatchling and provides a critical hiding place from predators.
SeaWorld Orlando returned a mom and calf manatee pair back to nature with the help of students from Fern Creek Elementary School. The kids received a hands-on conservation lesson as animal care specialists sent Mossback and her calf Eva into the waters of Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, FL.