FORT WALTON BEACH — Gulfarium’s C.A.R.E. Center released seven rehabilitated sea turtles at Langdon Beach near Fort Pickens Tuesday.
The group consisted of four juvenile green sea turtles and three loggerhead sea turtles. Five of the seven were unintentionally hooked at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.
An estimated 350 locals and tourists joined in on the excitement to observe the special occasion.
“We are so grateful for the community support,” said Gulfarium spokeswoman Meredith Horn. “The enthusiastic crowds really validate our coastal conservation efforts.”