Comber’s unprecedented journey home is now in nature’s hands.
The inspiring Green sea turtle was released back into the ocean off San Diego’s coast on Oct. 20 wrapping up what is believed to be Canada’s first stranded-to-success story of his species.
Dr. Martin Haulena, who led the Vancouver Aquarium veterinary team that rehabilitated Comber, was following the day’s events closely and told the Westerly the release followed its heartwarming script.
“Everything went fantastic. He did exactly what he was supposed to do, which is never look back and just take off,” Haulena said.
“I am personally, incredibly excited and happy and super proud of our team. This is, as far as we know, the very first sea turtle stranded in Canada that has been successfully rehabilitated and released so this is totally awesome...This is huge for us and really, really huge for him.” Read more