Rescued Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Ready for Release
Iceman, an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is ready to return home after eight months of rehabilitation and recovery at the National Aquarium rehabilitation facilities. On November 13, 2013, Iceman was found by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in New Jersey, stunned by the cold. Iceman was later transported to Baltimore for long-term care with the National Aquarium’s Animal Rescue division. While in rehabilitation, Iceman was treated for various secondary complications from the cold-stunning, including severe shell lesions. Iceman has just cleared all veterinary tests and is ready to return back to his natural environment.
Saturday, July 26th
Assateague State Park
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin, MD 21811
The release will take place on the north end of the Day Use beach.
Normal park entrance fees will apply for those who want to be present for the release.