Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau releases sea turtles from Kiawah beach


Nothing but smiles could be seen last Friday on Kiawah Island’s beach. With the help of Philippe Cousteau and the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital, a rehabilitated green turtle and a Kemp’s Ridley turtle were released back into the ocean adjacent to The Sanctuary. CNN was on-hand to cover the release as part of a television series featuring Cousteau centered on the loggerhead sea turtles and their endangered habitat.  The series is entitled “Going Green.”  In it, Cousteau takes a look at the turtle’s habitat as well as visits the Sea Turtle Hospital to take a firsthand look at the process to rehabilitating injured turtles. Cousteau along with Kelly Thorvalson, Head of the Sea Turtle Hospital, can be seen above releasing the two healthy turtles. The segment of “Going Green” will be aired on CNN International in early October and will be viewable online at www.edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/environment/ later in the month.