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Seaquarium To Return Sea Turtles To The Wild

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Five juvenile green sea turtles who have spent the last month or so in rehab at the Miami Seaquarium are about to go home.

On Wednesday, they will be released back into the wild.

The turtles, which are between two and five years old, were rescued near the Dania Beach and Deerfield Beach fishing piers.

Presley -  sea turtle
Presley the sea turtle (Courtesy: Miami Seaquarium)

Park workers rescued Presley in April. He underwent surgery to remove hooks from his mouth and his esophagus. He is now a healthy 14 pounds and is 14.2 inches long.

In May and June, Springsteen and Clapton were taken to the park to have hooks removed from their bodies. They now weigh 13.7 pounds and 6.6 pounds respectively.

Springsteen - Sea Turtle
Springsteen the sea turtle (Courtesy: Miami Seaquarium)

All three will be set free at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne.

Trisha, who was found lethargic, will be released up north in Boca Raton.

Jagger, who suffered a boat strike and entanglement, will be released at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Melbourne Beach.


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