Hundreds of supporters (possibly jobless) watched as Andre, a 177-pound green sea turtle, was released back in to the ocean, today.
When Andre was found stranded on a sandbar on June 15, 2010, he had gaping holes in his shell, the result of two apparent boat strikes. More than three pounds of sand were inside him, along with at least a couple of crabs, a raging infection and a collapsed lung.
AND his spinal cord was exposed, AND pneumonia was plaguing him!!
He practically came back from the dead!!
After a year of rehab and innovative surgeries, Andre was released by caretakers hoping he finds a mate and helps his endangered species prosper.
Good luck Andre! Go get it on!!