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Paul Waldrop and Mike Leworthy release C.J. the sea turtle back into Sarasota Bay after the two found him injured a year ago.

Mote releases green sea turtle on Longboat Key

Monday, Sep. 29, 2014 |

Paul Waldrop and Mike Leworthy release C.J. the sea turtle back into Sarasota Bay after the two found him injured a year ago.

Dana Harenda, an employee of Save Our Seabirds, catches some GoPro footage as C.J. the sea turtle says his goodbyes after release.

Monday, Sep. 29, 2014 |

Dana Harenda, an employee of Save Our Seabirds, catches some GoPro footage as C.J. the sea turtle says his goodbyes after release.

A crowd of nearly twenty people gathered near Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant in Longboat Key for the turtles release.

Monday, Sep. 29, 2014 |

A crowd of nearly twenty people gathered near Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant in Longboat Key for the turtles release.

After a year of rehabilitation at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, C.J. the sea turtle swims off into Sarasota Bay.

Monday, Sep. 29, 2014 |

After a year of rehabilitation at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, C.J. the sea turtle swims off into Sarasota Bay.

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