The Latest: Turtle swims away with oceanographer's ashes
October 1, 2017
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a sea turtle carrying an oceanographer's ashes to sea (all times local):
A rescued green sea turtle named Picasso has been released back into the Gulf of Mexico, carrying the ashes of a self-taught Texas oceanographer who founded the rehabilitation center that nursed it back to health.
Hundreds attended the Saturday night ceremony in Port Aransas, on a stretch of beached named in honor of Tony Amos.
Amos' wife, son and other relatives sprinkled ashes on the turtle's shell, then watched it crawl and flap slowly into the waves.