Marineland, FL – It’s always a joyous occasion when the Whitney Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Hospital sends a patient off. Surrounded by fanfare and well-wishers, Asparagus was released into back into the sea on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

After receiving a clean bill of health this past week from Dr. Burkhalter, Asparagus was given her swimming papers according to hospital officials.

Held at the beach side of River to Sea Preserve Boardwalk in the town of Marineland, Asparagus was fitted with a satellite tag from a partnership between the Sea Turtle Conservancy and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources before her big release, and sent on her way.

Sea turtle lovers can track her progress here.