Rescued pregnant sea turtle released back into the ocean
1:06 PM, May 31, 2013
3:48 PM, May 31, 2013
JUNO BEACH, Fla. - The rescued loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued on Tuesday from under large rocks on the north end of Palm Beach was released on Friday afternoon, according to Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach .
The pregnant turtle, Emily was treated at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
On Friday Emily had an ultrasound done that indicated her eggs were intact and still viable.
After Emily received flipper and pit tags, she was released to the ocean off of Juno Beach so she can continue nesting.
Christine Perretta found the 185 pound turtle wedged in between the jetty and rocks as she was walking along the beach. Palm Beach firefighters then came to rescue - lifting one of the rocks to get the massive turtle out.
Doctors say, during nesting season, sometimes turtles get confused and end up stuck in between rocks and boulders.