Clearwater Marine Aquarium releases 3 rescued sea turtles

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:35 PM EDT

Three sea turtles are back in the Atlantic Ocean after months of care with the team at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

  • 3 sea turtles released at Sebastian Inlet State Park
  • All 3 had been rescued and nursed at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Pop, Crackle and Golden Graham were all released at Sebastian Inlet State Park Wednesday.

Golden Graham, a large Loggerhead turtle, was rescued March 30. She was underweight and malnourished. 

Crackle, a Loggerhead, and Pop, a critically endangered Kep's Ridley sea turtle, were both found April 19. Crackle was emaciated and covered in barnacles when she was found, which means she had been sick for a long time. 

Pop, meanwhile, was found emaciated, floating and lethargic. 

All three sea turtles were found on the East Coast of Florida. 

To see before and after shots of the three turtles, head to the aquarium's Facebook page.