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Aquarium's turtles return to sea

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

After months of being rehabilitated at the South Carolina Aquarium, several sea turtles have been released into the ocean off of Florida.

Early Sunday morning,  five sea turtles from the aquarium were collected by a "Sea Turtle Trek."   The caravan of vehicles carried 46 turtles sea turtles that have recovered after being rescued off of Cape Cod last fall.   Cold-stunned sea turtles strand every late autumn on Cape Cod.   They are then transported to aquariums across the East Coast where they are slowly re-warmed and treated.  The South Carolina Aquarium accepted five such turtles.

All of the turtles were taken to Jacksonville, Florida and released into the warm waters. 

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