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Rescued Turtle To Be Released on Saturday at Tiana Beach

Sherman was found in Sag Harbor in December 2011.

Found on a beach in Sag Harbor on a cold December day in 2011, Sherman, a Kemp's ridley sea turtle, was cold stunned, a condition similar to hypothermia. 

The turtle, weighing 8 pounds, was taken to the Riverhead Foundation's rescue hospital, where he was nursed back to health. 

Sherman has since made a full recovery and is set to be released back into the wild on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at in Hampton Bays. 

Sherman's release comes a week after  officers rescued a sea turtle whose neck and front fins were wrapped in line and two buoys attached to a lobster trap and days after two sea turtles washed up along the coast of East Hampton Town.

Will you attend the release, let us know in the comment section below.

SuzyScuba July 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM
As an advid scuba diver...this is spectacular news! May Sherman have a long and healthy life! Thanks to all those who kept him alive and nurtured him back to his strength! Let's all keep in mind marine life is essential to us and once gone...gone forever!
Deanne Glover July 21, 2012 at 08:44 PM
We would love to cheer Sherman on! Where at Tianna Beach should we find you?

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