After a couple days, the turtle was well enough to be released back into the ocean. So with the help of a forklift and a couple dozen rescuers, they hefted the turtle onto a lobster boat and headed a couple miles out to sea. NOTE: Check out the satellite tag on his back!
This video shows release day, you can get an idea of just how honkin’ big this fella is.
Remember that satellite tag? Now rescuers can stalk the turtle (and gather rare and crucial information about where these sea faring dinosaurs go). Hopefully he’s munching jellies, getting big and strong so he can remain a proud member of this endangered species.
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