MARATHON, FL (NBC) - A rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle was released off the Florida Keys Saturday.
About 200 people watched as “Bubbles” returned home to the Atlantic Ocean.
The 150-pound female turtle was found floating off Scout Key by a group of boy scouts in March.
She was transported to The Turtle Hospital and treated for an intestinal impaction with antibiotics and a diet of fish and squid.
Today, the boy scouts and hospital staff came together to send “Bubbles” off into the sea.
“I’m so proud to be a boy scout and be part of the organization that was able to rescue this animal and to be able to see it go back into the wild,” boy scout Drew Van Chau said.
The Turtle Hospital has been caring for injured sea turtles for more than 30 years.