Sea Turtle Drawn Back to the Water

Drew, a 135-pound loggerhead sea turtle, was released Wednesday morning on Clearwater Beach.

Drew, a 135-pound loggerhead sea turtle, couldn't wait for her release Wednesday morning on Clearwater Beach near the Palm Pavilion.

She was emaciated and found floating in shallow water near Honeymoon Island on June 30. Drew also was having trouble diving and weighed 105 pounds when rescuers first found her.

After a few months of rehabilitation with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium turtle team, Drew was ready to get back to sea.

This is the fifth turtle rescued, rehabilitated and released by the aquarium this year.

Photographer Jeremiah Khokhar captured these photos from the release. He posted others on his Facebook page here.

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