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Seven sea turtles to be released on Kiawah Island

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Seven of the most endangered species of sea turtles are ready to hit the open ocean once again after being successfully rehabilitated at the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program. 

The sea turtle release, which is open to the public, is taking place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Beachwalker County Park on Kiawah Island. 

The release is being held in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC).  Attendees should plan to carpool, arrive early, and expect to pay for parking at the county park.

More on the turtles being released:

Cape Cod, Saint, Turbo, Crowe, and Davis came to the South Carolina Aquarium in December of last year. They were found cold stunned in New England, which means that they were exposed to cold water temperatures for too long. The five turtles are also freeing up space for the New England Aquarium as part of an on-going partnership between the two facilities. Treatment included antibiotic and vitamin injections, fluid therapy, a healthy diet and regular physical examinations.

Cheyenne and Wellfleet were also were transported to the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital a month after the previous group.  They were also found cold stunned in New England and underwent the same treatment as the other five turtles.

To learn how you can help care for sea turtles in recovery at the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital by clicking here to make a donation.  While online, you can also visit the Sea Turtle Hospital's blog to track the progress of patients currently being cared for at the hospital. 

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