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Off on another adventure (w/video)

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Indiana Jones, a young loggerhead, gets the paparazzi treatment as Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers release her and another rehabilitated sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico at Fort De Soto Park's North Beach on Tuesday. In April, the aquarium's nesting patrol found her half-buried on Indian Shores. She was emaciated, covered in barnacles and barely able to lift her head to breath, according to aquarium officials. Indy weighed 66 pounds when she was found and now tips the scales at around 100 pounds. An IV drip of nutritional supplements and fluids started her recovery. Jumanji, a Kemp's ridley turtle, was also released. For video, go to tampabay.com/video.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers released two rehabilitated sea turtles into the Gulf of Mexico at the north beach, Ft. DeSoto Park, Tuesday, September 30, 2014. "Indiana Jones," a sub-adult Loggerhead, front, moves toward the surf using her flippers. She was found half buried on Indian Shores, April 25, 2014 by the aquarium's nesting patrol. The turtle was emaciated, covered in barnacles, and was barely able to lift her head to breath according to aquarium officials. She weighed 66 pounds when she was found and now weighs around 100 pounds. She was administered an IV drip for supplements and nutrition. "Jumanji," a Kemp's Ridley turtle, was also released.

SCOTT KEELER | TIMES

Clearwater Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers released two rehabilitated sea turtles into the Gulf of Mexico at the north beach, Ft. DeSoto Park, Tuesday, September 30, 2014. "Indiana Jones," a sub-adult Loggerhead, front, moves toward the surf using her flippers. She was found half buried on Indian Shores, April 25, 2014 by the aquarium's nesting patrol. The turtle was emaciated, covered in barnacles, and was barely able to lift her head to breath according to aquarium officials. She weighed 66 pounds when she was found and now weighs around 100 pounds. She was administered an IV drip for supplements and nutrition. "Jumanji," a Kemp's Ridley turtle, was also released.

Off on another adventure (w/video) 09/30/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:18pm]
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