Good Bye & Good Luck Sarah
Thank you to all of the supporters to turned out to witness DMM release “Sarah”, a rare and critically endangered Loggerhead Turtle released at Scott’s
Head Beach on Saturday 25th March, 2017.
Sarah happily returned to life in the ocean on Saturday following several months of rehabilitation at Dolphin Marine Magic.
Sarah, who weighs in at around 80kgs and is estimated to be somewhere around 60-70 years in age, was originally rescued by the NSW National Parks
and Wildlife Service after she was found floating in the surf at Scott’s Head. After months of care she is now able to dive and swim and has been
given a clean bill of health by Dolphin Marine Magic veterinarian Dr Duan March.
Dolphin Marine Magic curator Greg Pickering said “Loggerhead turtles are one of the species found in the waters off the Coffs Coast however we
generally see them less commonly than some other types. To have a Loggerhead of Sarah’s size and age come into care is something really special
and we are glad that we were able to save her life and now return her to the ocean.”
Mr Pickering explained “Because of Sarah’s size and age, it is likely that she is a “resident” turtle who lives permanently in the Scott’s Head
area where she was initially rescued. Because of this we are returning her to this location to an area that should be familiar to her.”