Teresa the turtle back where she belongs after recovering from swallowing plastic in Spain’s Costa Almeria

BACK HOME: The Guardia Civil Maritime Service helped members of the Equinac marine life association to release Teresa back into the sea CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

A turtle is back in her natural habitat on the Costa Almeria after several months recovering from swallowing plastic.
Members of the Equinac marine life rescue association assisted by the Guardia Civil Maritime Service released Teresa the loggerhead sea turtle back into the sea this week.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

Equinac reported that Teresa had been treated at its Almerimar centre for a severe case of pneumonia well as for ingesting a large amount of plastic materials.
The association said conditions were perfect on the day for reintroducing the turtle to the sea, which in Equinac’s care has doubled its body weight and made a full recovery.
“We wish her a long life, far from the threats which are found in the sea”, Equinac posted on social media.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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