Vernon, a juvenile Green sea turtle, whose estimated age is between 10 and 15 years, was found floating in a creek in May 2021, covered in algae and barnacles and very skinny.
"Now he is much fatter and healthier and keen to get into the ocean." was written in the subtitles of the video shared on social media.
Vernon was rehabilitated with the help of Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast, Australia Zoo and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium.
"Thanks to dedicated wildlife rescuers Vernon has a second chance at life" according to the video shared by Fraser Coast Regional Council.
The video was shared by Fraser Coast Regional Council and George Seymour, Mayor of Fraser Coast, on social media.