- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Four endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that were rescued will be released back into the wild Christmas Eve.

The Panama City News Herald (https://bit.ly/1OceWVR ) reports the turtles were rescued by Gulf World Marine Park around Thanksgiving.

Three of the turtles were spotted by a United States Geological Research team in the Port St. Joe area. The fourth was picked up a few days earlier.

Gulf World’s zoological director Melanie Secret Holmes-Douglas says the animals were very lethargic when they were rescued. They were given fluids and antibiotics once they were brought to Gulf World’s institute.

Holmes-Douglas says Gulf World has treated about 150 sea turtles this year.

According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kemp’s ridley is reportedly the most endangered sea turtle.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, https://www.newsherald.com


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