Time to shell-ebrate: Rehabbed turtle heads back out to sea in Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — It was a day of "shell-ebration" for Brevard Zoo staff as they returned a rescued sea turtle to the ocean Tuesday morning.

After a two-month stay at Brevard Zoo's Sea Turtle Healing Center, the turtle, named Scatman John, was scheduled to be set back to sea.

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The Sea Turtle Preservation Society brought Scatman John to the Healing Center after he was found lethargic near a hotel. The center diagnosed the turtle with a bacterial infection and got to work getting him in tip-top shape.

Crews were set to release Scatman John back to the ocean at Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront near where he was found.