- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Briar the sea turtle is in the hospital again.

The female loggerhead turtle treated and released two years ago from the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston was readmitted Wednesday.

The aquarium said the turtle was found in North Myrtle Beach having suffered a strike from a boat propeller.

Briar was first admitted to the hospital back in 2013 after being found washed up in North Myrtle Beach. She was emaciated and covered in barnacles and became the first turtle to receive cataract surgery at the hospital.

After more than a year of treatment, Briar was released on the Isle of Palms.

Veterinarians say the new wound from the boat strike does not appear to be recent.



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