noaasanctuaries:

Be free, little one! 

During a research expedition to document shipwrecks off North Carolina in 2017, researchers from Monitor National Marine Sanctuary got to release two rehabilitated sea turtles. This cutie is Puck, a juvenile hawksbill turtle rehabilitated by the North Carolina Sea Turtle Project. The researchers were excited to shellebrate his return to the wild! 

(Photo: Joe Hoyt/NOAA) 

[Image description: A person holding a juvenile sea turtle on a boat.]

scalyadventures:

#tbh pic from filming a Season 1 @scalyadventures TV episode at the @georgiaseaturtlecenter. This is Stevie, who was hit by a boat and brought to the GSTC for care and rehabilitation. You can see all of this up close and learn more about the work they do in this episode!

#scalyadventures #gstc #georgiaseaturtlecenter #stevie #savingstevie #seaturtle #seaturtles #scalyfriends #americasscalyfamily #piercecurren #educationalentertainment #positiveprogramming (at Georgia Sea Turtle Center)

janbloemendaal:

#life #blackandwhite #turtle #love #photo #mexico #freedom #red #seaturtle #photography #happy #salud #adelgazar #want #dreams #babyturtles #babyturtle #repost #ocean #beach #nature #travel #sea #sunset #sun #waves #sky #surf #vacation #beautiful
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noaasanctuaries:

Loggerheads are turtley awesome! 🐢💙

Loggerheads get their name from their relatively large heads, which support powerful jaws and enable them to feed on hard-shelled prey. From hatching to adulthood, a loggerhead increases its weight more than 6,000 times! Marine debris, fishing gear, and development near their nesting areas remain major issues for loggerheads, but by working together we can help reduce these threats. This beautiful loggerhead was spotted in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. 

(Photo: G.P. Schmahl/NOAA) 

[Image description: Close-up on a loggerhead sea turtle’s face.]