SC aquarium to release rehabilitated turtles

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Aquarium's sea turtle hospital will release seven rehabilitated turtles into the ocean.

Three loggerhead turtles and four green turtles will be released Saturday afternoon on the beach at the Isle of Palms.

The release will mark the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on South Carolina beaches.

The aquarium's turtle rescue coordinator, Kelly Thorvalson, said it's the largest single release in the program's 10-year history.

The release will include five turtles stunned last winter by frigid waters off North Carolina's coast.

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