TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Rescuers from SeaWorld Orlando have returned three rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles to the ocean.
The turtles were released Thursday morning from Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore.
Florida Today reports that the turtles were among 36 Kemp's Ridleys brought to SeaWorld Orlando in December by the U.S. Coast Guard after being rescued from cold waters off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. Two of the turtles had developed pneumonia and the third had small wounds to its shell.
As of Thursday, 34 of the 36 the Cape Cod turtles had been returned to the ocean. So far this year, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 45 sea turtles and returned 35.
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