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Rehabilitated sea turtles return to the wild in Florida

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 13: People watch as one of two loggerhead sea turtles are released back into the wild at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park after they underwent rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium March 13, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. The two loggerhead sea turtles weighing in at 90 lbs and 125 lbs were both found weak in the wild, covered in parasites and facing buoyancy issues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 13: People watch as one of two loggerhead sea turtles are released back into the wild at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park after they underwent rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium March 13, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. The two loggerhead sea turtles weighing in at 90 lbs and 125 lbs were both found weak in the wild, covered in parasites and facing buoyancy issues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Joe Raedle / Getty Images
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 13: A youngster with the Miami Seaquarium Spring Break Campers group gets a chance to touch one of two loggerhead sea turtles that are prepared to be released back into the wild at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park after undergoing rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium March 13, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. The two loggerhead sea turtles weighing in at 90 lbs and 125 lbs were both found weak in the wild, covered in parasites and facing buoyancy issues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 13: A youngster with the Miami Seaquarium Spring Break Campers group gets a chance to touch one of two loggerhead sea turtles that are prepared to be released back into the wild at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park after undergoing rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium March 13, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. The two loggerhead sea turtles weighing in at 90 lbs and 125 lbs were both found weak in the wild, covered in parasites and facing buoyancy issues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Joe Raedle / Getty Images

AP reports that two federally protected loggerhead sea turtles are heading back to the ocean after weeks of rehabilitation at the Miami Seaquarium.

The two 10-year-old female turtles were released Tuesday morning at Bill Baggs State Park on Key Biscayne, Fla.

 

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