- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) - A loggerhead sea turtle that was treated at two aquariums on the South Carolina coast is being released into the ocean.

Local media outlets report that the turtle, named “Magnolia,” was found stranded on the beach at North Litchfield Beach last spring.

Magnolia was emaciated, covered in barnacles and made little effort to move. She was treated initially at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston and then moved to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach in July.

Now she is ready to return to the ocean and is being released on Saturday at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.



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