Jack Rudloe

Weezer, one of the rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, returns to the wild.
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The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab released two adolescent Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles Thursday. For local marine biology icon Jack Rudloe, this turtle release was particularly meaningful.

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An otherwise popular piece of legislation saw one of its amendments defeated last week when environmentalists balked at changing rules concerning the release of balloons. It’s a battle over how many balloons are released at one time and what happens to them when they fly away.