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Contact: Kristin J. Child
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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Loggerhead 'Feebee' to Be Released in Sebasitan Inlet, Fla.

Caption: Dr. Kirt Rusenko and staff from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Fla. will release "FeeBee' and 'Milton,' two juvenile loggerhead sea turtles raised in captivity, into the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian Inlet. The pair will be satellite tagged by Dr. Kate Mansfield of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Captive-raised turtles are rarely satellite tagged, so this release will give scientists a unique opportunity to see if these turtles behave differently than wild turtles. It will also allow the general public to follow the turtles on their journey in the Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

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