Titan among eight loggerhead turtles returned to the sea after surviving myriad marine mishaps, from shark bites to run-ins with boat propellers.
Is this the world’s toughest turtle?
If what doesn’t kill you truly makes you stronger, then Titan is the strongest turtle in the ocean.
The juvenile Loggerhead turtle has been gashed by a boat propeller, had part of his front flipper bitten off by a shark, and was being attacked by a different shark when two New Jersey fishermen intervened, saved him and called Sea Turtle Recovery, a group that rescues and rehabilitates turtles before returning them to the ocean.
On Tuesday morning at Point Pleasant Beach,New Jersey, Titan was among eight turtles returned to the sea after being nursed back to health over the winter and spring.
“To see Titan go back into the ocean after being hit by a boat, bitten by a shark and fighting off another shark is just amazing,” said Brandi Biehl, co-executive officer of the group. “There truly is no tougher turtle in the world than him.”