"It was touch or go as to whether or not she should be returned to the sea," the group wrote.
Finally, they decided a life in the wild was worth the risk, and they brought her to deeper waters so she could swim away. Now they know they made the right decision.
"The damage to her skin is severe, but she IS alive and we will be keeping a close eye on her well-being in the months to come," the group wrote.
She still has scars from that scary day, but that doesn't seem to be holding her back.