Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling

Size: 3-9 inches
Habitat/Range: Rescued on a beach in North Carolina
IUCN Status: Vulnerable

 

Visit Sea Turtle Cove in Zone A to meet Koopa, a rehab and release sea turtle who is scheduled to be released back into the Atlantic Ocean on November 5. Koopa arrived at Adventure Aquarium in 2015 after being rescued by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, who – in partnership with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) – aims to rescue, rehabilitate and release as many sea turtles as possible.