Loggerhead sea turtle released at Clearwater Beach

- “Toot,” a 168-pound threatened sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, was released at Clearwater Beach behind the Sandpearl Resort on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m.

Fishermen found Toot floating near Tierra Verde in Pinellas County on June 27th.

She weighed 130 pounds, was covered in barnacles and seemed very lethargic.

Toot was brought into Clearwater Marine Aquarium where their team carefully removed the barnacles and provided her with fluids, antibiotics and nutrition.

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