2 more sea turtles rehabilitated at SC Aquarium being released


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CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Two more sea turtles are being released following their rehabilitation at the sea turtle hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.

The aquarium said in a release that one of the turtles being released Wednesday is Bay, a 11-pound Kemp's ridley sea turtle accidently caught by a fisherman at the pier at Edisto Beach State Park back in June. The turtle is being released after having the hook it swallowed surgically removed.

The other turtle is Mitchell, a 65-pound juvenile loggerhead sea turtle. He was found on Hilton Head Island in May entangled in a fishing line, malnourished and covered in barnacles.

The turtles are being released at the Isle of Palms County Park.

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