Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Welcomes OD the Sea Turtle

 

Watch OD arrive at the aquarium. // Video by Mandalay Bay

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay welcomes OD the sea turtle, following a cross-country journey to Las Vegas. After being put in a standard quarantine facility, the estimated 50-year-old, 320-pound rescued sea turtle was officially put on display in the 1.3-million gallon Shipwreck Exhibit at Shark Reef Aquarium.

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“Shark Reef Aquarium guests can visit OD while learning about the turtle’s wild habitat and the impacts humans have on endangered green sea turtles,” said Adrienne Rowland, director of Shark Reef Aquarium.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay offered OD a home inside the Shipwreck Exhibit where he joined two additional green sea turtles and 22 other species including sharks, rays, fish and more. 

“The quarantine process ensured that he acclimated to his new home,” Jack Jewell, Shark Reef Aquarium’s general curator said. “He was under the care of our aquarist and veterinary teams who prepared him for a long future at Shark Reef Aquarium.”

The Shark Reef Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.mandalaybay.com or www.sharkreef.com.

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