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Living Coast Discovery Center Anticipates Arrival of Newest Coastal Wildlife Ambassador: Endangered

CHULA VISTA, CALIF. – The Living Coast Discovery Center, a nonprofit zoo and aquarium on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, announced today that its newest coastal wildlife ambassador, a twice injured and rehabilitated Loggerhead sea turtle nicknamed “Sapphire,” is en route from the Florida Keys, via a chartered flight donated by FedEx, to join the center’s permanent marine wildlife exhibit. Sapphire, a 130-pound female Loggerhead estimated to be a sub-adult (teenager), comes to the Living Coast from The Turtle Hospital based in Marathon, Florida. In February 2010, she was rescued after being struck by a boat propeller. She was rehabilitated and returned to the wild. In May 2013, she was readmit

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