- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) - Two sea turtles will be spending the Fourth of July weekend back at home in the ocean.

The turtles were released on the Isle of Palms on Thursday after undergoing rehabilitation at the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.

The turtles released were Lady, a 140-pound loggerhead, and Forest, a juvenile green sea turtle.

Lady was found floating near Lady’s Island along the state’s south coast last summer. She weighed just 95 pounds and had cataracts which were removed during her stay in the hospital.

Forest was found on Hilton Head Island in April and appeared to have been attacked by a shark.

The aquarium said in a news release that the Sea Turtle Hospital has now rehabilitated more than 190 turtles.



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