It will be a wonderful moment on Tuesday when a loggerhead sea turtle named Kraken will be released after a severe injury caused by humans.
Kraken was found floating in the Indian River Lagoon after she was struck by a severe boat propellor strike injury. Kraken received a laceration to the face and needed emergency surgery.
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Kraken, now missing her eye, has been in rehabilitation and has had several surgeries since and now weighs a healthy 192 pounds.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will release Kraken on Tuesday, January 23 in Spanish River Park at 4:30 p.m. near the park's center tunnel. Parking fees will be waived starting at 4 p.m. so the public can see her release.
She will be released wearing a satellite transmitter and you can follow her progress after the release.