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New sea turtle coming to area from Florida Keys

Matthew coming from Florida turtle hospital
Matthew is arriving in the Coastal Bend
Posted at 1:05 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 14:06:08-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Florida sea turtle is taking flight.

Meet Matthew.

She's a loggerhead sea turtle who was named before rescuers found out she was a girl.

Matthew was rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital.

She was then flown by a private plane Sunday to permanently reside at a conservation facility on South Padre Island.

The nearly five-hour flight was a collaboration with "Turtles Fly Too," a non-profit group that provides transport for endangered species.