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Loggerhead sea turtles returning to the ocean after being nursed back to health


JUNO BEACH, Florida — Biologists are returning two loggerhead sea turtles to the ocean after nursing them back to health.

Bowden, an adult male, and Lucie, a sub adult female, are set to be released Wednesday morning at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.

Bowden was recovered by Inwater Research Group biologists in April at the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. He was lethargic, underweight and had barnacles on his shell.

Lucie was recovered in the same area in June after ingesting a fish hook. The hook was removed, and she was given antibiotics.

The Palm Beach Post (http://goo.gl/PQaAfQ ) reports that Bowden has been outfitted with a satellite tag that allows scientists to track his movements.

Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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