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2 more sea turtles being released on SC coast

FOLLY BEACH, SC (AP) - Two more sea turtles are heading back to the ocean after being rehabilitated by the Sea Turtle Rescue Program at the South Carolina Aquarium.

The turtles being released on Saturday at Folly Beach County Park near Charleston are named Santos and Surfer.

Santos is a 100-pound loggerhead sea turtle while Surfer is an endangered Kemp's ridley turtle. They are the 53rd and 54th turtles to be rehabilitated at the Charleston aquarium during the past decade.

Santos was found off New England stunned by the cold in 2008. He was treated at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at the University of New England in Maine and then brought to Charleston last November.

Surfer was injured when he was hooked by a surf fisherman on Hilton Head Island back in April.

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