Toby has officially left the country and is headed to warmer waters for Christmas This August a Loggerhead turtle washed up on Kilcummin Strand in Brandon Bay. The young turtle, named Toby, was found by local Eithne Griffin who contacted Oceanworld. Since being at the Aquarium, Toby has gained twice its original weight and has been fully nursed back to health by our dedicated team. With assistance from Mark de Boer of Rotterdam Zoo and João Correia of Flying Sharks Portugal, Toby is being released in the warm waters of the Azores, Portugal. We would also like to thank Brendan O Connell Vets of Dingle who have been of great assistance throughout Toby’s rehabilitation!
Toby was successfully released on 30 December, just in time for the New Year! The young loggerhead which washed up on Kilcummin Strand in Brandon Bay this summer & was rehabilitated at Oceanworld, is now loving life in the warmer water of the Azores thanks to help from our friends at Flying Sharks Portugal.
Thanks to Flying Sharks Portugal for these awesome images of Toby & the great care taken in her release!
Photo Credit: Dominick walsh Photography and Flying Sharks