Five two year old Loggerhead turtles who have spent the past 18 months under the care of uShaka Sea World rehabilitation staff, were released into the warm Indian Ocean on Friday 26th January 2018.
All five of these turtles were found stranded within two weeks of each other on various Western Cape beaches after a particularly cold spell. They were initially treated and cared for by Two Oceans Aquarium staff before being flown to uShaka Sea World for ongoing rehabilitation.
On hand to wish them well was South African anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director, author and turtle champion Dr Gcina Mhlophe.
The turtles are to join teams of scientists aboard the RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen before being released 100 nautical miles offshore.