Farewell to brave Thomas! Photos: Jan Waters TurtleCare FB
Thanks to the amazing work of our local TurtleCare volunteers, this handsome fellow was recently rescued, rehabilitated, and subsequently released back into the ocean.
Large male green turtle ‘Thomas’ was rescued last November on the Carlo mudflats. He was taken for treatment to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and then onto Seaworld for rehab.
He was then discharged on 13 January back into TurtleCare’s safe hands for his journey home. Members of the public were welcome to view the release from a safe distance.
Jan Waters of TurtleCare Rainbow Beach said on the day, ‘Thomas was successfully released today at Carlo. Many thanks to all those who helped. Also to the Wolf Rock Dive Centre who allowed us to use their boat ramp.’
A huge thank you from the community to the dedicated TurtleCare and CoastCare volunteers and the wonderful work they do.
For updates and information on how you can help, follow TurtleCare Rainbow Beach and Teewah on Facebook.