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Sea Salt makes his way back home

Turtle was found in October by local anglers in Holmes Beachr.

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  • | 6:00 a.m. February 15, 2017
Photo courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory
Photo courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory
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In October, a subadult male loggerhead turtle was found floating one mile off Holmes Beach and brought to Mote Marine Laboratory.

After 97 days, the turtle, named Sea Salt, was released back into the Gulf of Mexico off Lido Beach. When released on Feb. 3, Sea Salt was fitted with a satellite tag that will allow scientists to better understand how rehabbed turtles reorient in the wild. He can be tracked on



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