Fly, Little Turtle! Fly to Freedom! (Or at Least Dive)

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Bryan Frazier
Another rehabbed turtle gets set free.
Look at that green sea turtle -- dude is flapping his flippers with joy as he's released out of rehab and sent back to his (or her) warm, inviting Gulf of Mexico home.

The turtle was one of three released today in South Padre by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

It was the big finale to the "Jeff 'Yappo' Boruff YappoPalooza," a fundraising effort honoring the late son of TPWD senior staff member Scott Boruff that benefited sea turtle conservation.

"In addition to helping support the bi-national conservation effort to protect sea turtles, I'm just honored that this extraordinary group of people has helped me create a legacy for my son, and it's a legacy Jeff would have been proud of," said Boruff.


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Kripalu ji Maharaj
Kripalu ji Maharaj

The turtle is looking very nice, I love turtles very much and I have 5 turtles at my home!

WFG Women
WFG Women

Wow amazing post..Sea turtles have long fascinated both biologists and conservationists. All of the seven species found in the world’s oceans are listed as either endangered or threatened...Thanks

crowdSPRING
crowdSPRING

Really nice blog..The turtle is flapping his flippers in that way that he wanted to fly........I really enjoyed this post.Thanks for it.

tired dog
tired dog

Obvious question: How much tax dough was spent 'rehabbing' these 3 critters?

WFG Reviews
WFG Reviews

Nice post !! I love turtles, Sea turtles have long fascinated both biologists and conservationists. All of the seven species found in the world’s oceans are listed as either endangered or threatened. 

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