Wildlife Sanctuary invites the public to release sea turtles on Mustang Island this Saturday

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Mustang Island:Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife

Do you miss the sea turtle releases? A wildlife preserve in Port Aransas is hosting one this weekend on Mustang Island.

Amos Rehabilitation Keep with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute invites the public to watch more than 10 large sea turtles return to the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, June 26. According to its Facebook event, the release will begin at 10 am at Mustland Island Marker 35. The beach is nearly 170 miles southwest of San Antonio.

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The nonprofit organization has been running these events for many years, releasing previously cold-stunned turtles back into the ocean after rehabilitation. The events are open to the public as an opportunity to educate the community about endangered animals.

Although the event is free, ARK requests donations through friendsoftheark.org. All funds go to saving animals, says ARK in its Facebook post.

For more information on turtle releases, visit ARK at utmi.utexas.edu.

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