A Kemps ridley sea turtle, the rarest of the sea turtles, was released at Canaveral National Seashore on Sunday, March 29th. The 45 pound turtle, named âShellyâ, was originally rescued in the northeast in 2002 as a cold-stunned turtle. She was transported to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida. The turtle had developed a fungal infection which caused the shell to rot. When Shelly proved unable to tolerate the antibiotic regimen, staff at the aquarium looked for alternative methods of treatment. Removal of affected areas of shell and replacing it with antibiotic shell cement proved effective. Shelly has been free of disease for a year and was deemed ready for release.