Rescued sea turtle released in Orange Beach

June 21, 2019
A Kemp's Ridley sea turtle is carried to the beach to be released in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, June 20, 2019

An injured juvenile Kemp's ridley, now named Nagini, was rescued on June 4, 2019 by Mike Reynolds and John Butterick of Share the Beach, and released on June 20 around an excited crowd at Shell Beach near Perdido Pass in Orange Beach. Share the Beach, Alabama’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program, was contacted by an angler after Nagini was accidentally hooked. The circle hook was safely removed by Gulfarium Care staff.

See the video of Nagini’s release on the City of Orange Beach’s Facebook page.

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