Rescue and
release of Flip

Turtle rescue

Found stranded on the coast of Holland hundreds of miles off course, SEA LIFE aquariums on two continents worked in partnership to bring Flip home to the Gulf of Mexico to be released.

The release of turtles back to the wild is not as easy as one would think. SEA LIFE Scheveningen went international for the release of Flip, a Kemp´s Ridley sea turtle, that was rescued from the beach in Monster, Holland. Kemp´s Ridley turtles love in the Gulf if Mexico, but this turtle swam through in the Atlantic Ocean and ended up exhausted and wounded on the beach on the other side of the world. SEA LIFE Scheveningen rescued Flip and nursed it back to health. Then she was flown back to Texas, USA in the care of one of our animal carers. Together with the team of SEA LIFE Grapevine and the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Flip was released back to the wild. 

Did you know?

Kemp's Ridley turtles are one of the rarest and most endangered species of animals. The 20 miles long beach of Rancho Nuevo is the spot where Kemp's Ridley turtles lay their eggs. This is called 'arriba'. These nests are protected by armed security. 

Turtle rescue

Found stranded on the coast of Holland hundreds of miles off course, SEA LIFE aquariums on two continents worked in partnership to bring Flip home to the Gulf of Mexico to be released.

Turtle rescue

Found stranded on the coast of Holland hundreds of miles off course, SEA LIFE aquariums on two continents worked in partnership to bring Flip home to the Gulf of Mexico to be released.

The release of turtles back to the wild is not as easy as one would think. SEA LIFE Scheveningen went international for the release of Flip, a Kemp´s Ridley sea turtle, that was rescued from the beach in Monster, Holland. Kemp´s Ridley turtles love in the Gulf if Mexico, but this turtle swam through in the Atlantic Ocean and ended up exhausted and wounded on the beach on the other side of the world. SEA LIFE Scheveningen rescued Flip and nursed it back to health. Then she was flown back to Texas, USA in the care of one of our animal carers. Together with the team of SEA LIFE Grapevine and the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Flip was released back to the wild. 

The release of turtles back to the wild is not as easy as one would think. SEA LIFE Scheveningen went international for the release of Flip, a Kemp´s Ridley sea turtle, that was rescued from the beach in Monster, Holland. Kemp´s Ridley turtles love in the Gulf if Mexico, but this turtle swam through in the Atlantic Ocean and ended up exhausted and wounded on the beach on the other side of the world. SEA LIFE Scheveningen rescued Flip and nursed it back to health. Then she was flown back to Texas, USA in the care of one of our animal carers. Together with the team of SEA LIFE Grapevine and the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Flip was released back to the wild. 

Did you know?

Kemp's Ridley turtles are one of the rarest and most endangered species of animals. The 20 miles long beach of Rancho Nuevo is the spot where Kemp's Ridley turtles lay their eggs. This is called 'arriba'. These nests are protected by armed security. 

Did you know?

Kemp's Ridley turtles are one of the rarest and most endangered species of animals. The 20 miles long beach of Rancho Nuevo is the spot where Kemp's Ridley turtles lay their eggs. This is called 'arriba'. These nests are protected by armed security.