Airlift For An Ailing Turtle

Feb 26, 2015

Solstice at the aquarium in Oregon.
Credit Corinne Boyer/KLCC

The U.S. Coast Guard often makes headlines when it flies people to safety from hazards on the ocean. 

But the Coast Guard made headlines by flying a non-human to safety this week. 

Solstice the sea turtle arrived at Seaworld in San Diego this week, after some initial care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Solstice is an endangered olive ridley sea turtle.

We hear from the aquarium and a U.S. Fish & Wildlife rep about what happened to Solstice, and why her recovery from a near-death experience is such a priority.