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Rehabilitated Sea Turtle to be Released at Christophe Harbour’s Whitehouse Bay

By Katherine Verano in Community, Nature and Environment, St. Kitts

Juvenile hawksbill sea turtle APOLLO saying HI from his temporary home at the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network. He will be released back into the wild this weekend at SALT Plage. 

Apollo, a juvenile hawksbill sea turtle, is set to be released this coming Sunday, March 4th at 9:15 am at SALT Plage in Christophe Harbour. Apollo will make his safe entrance into the wild at Whitehouse Baywith the help of the in-water team from the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, who rehabilitated the sea turtle.

According to SKSTMN, Apollo’s passive integrated transponder tag, or PIT, was applied a few days ago. Apollo’s PIT tag will help SKSTMN keep track of Apollo’s whereabouts once he is released into the wild. With his PIT in place, Apollo is ready to go!

Everyone is encouraged to witness little Apollo's release back into the wild, which will happen at 9:15 am sharp from the shores of Whitehouse Bay at SALT Plage.

Apollo’s sister was assisted back into the wild by SKSTMN last July and has most likely made it safely out to her sargassum sanctuary by now. For more information on the great work St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network does throughout the Federation, please visit them online at www.stkittsturtles.org.

Photo by: Chloe Elston

Tags: salt plage, st kitts, christophe harbour