Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Ludwig, a juvenile green sea turtle, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Ludwig was found washed ashore on Indian Rocks Beach on February 2, 2021 with a low body temperature. It was also observed at Ludwig’s intake, that he had a cloacal impaction. The impaction was consistent with seagrass material and a majority of the matter was able to be removed.
Ludwig’s condition continued to improve and was cleared for release by our veterinarian and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
On March 31, Ludwig was released at Morgan Beach Park. We wish him the best as he heads back home!
All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-19-172.