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More cold-stunned sea turtles returned to wild at Padre Island NS after rehabilitation

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE — As Spring Break was about to begin for many Texans, 12 juvenile green sea turtles that had suffered cold-stunning this winter on the coast were released into the surf Friday morning after they were nursed back to good health by the Texas State Aquarium’s Wildlife Rescue and Recovery Center.

A crowd of about 125 people lined the path to the water’s edge Friday for the release of the turtles that ranged in size from 12-18 inches. Many snapped photos as they got a close-up look at the turtles on their way to freedom.


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