Endangered sea turtles released by South Carolina aquarium

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) – Two sea turtles names Flounder and Apache are again swimming in the Atlantic Ocean after being rescued off Myrtle Beach.

The endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were released late Friday at Folly Beach southwest of Charleston after being rehabilitated at the South Carolina Aquarium.

The release means the aquarium has now treated and released a total of 195 sea turtles.

Both turtles were found earlier this year near Myrtle Beach. Both were treated because they had swallowed fishing hooks that had to be removed by veterinarians at the aquarium.

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