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SC Aquarium to release 5 sea turtles

Sea Turtle Program at the SC Aquarium. (Source: SC Aquarium) Sea Turtle Program at the SC Aquarium. (Source: SC Aquarium)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina Aquarium will release five sea turtles back into the ocean Thursday.

The release will take place at the Isle of Palms County Park at 4 p.m.

Among the soon to be released sea turtles are Birdie, a 16-pound Kemp's Ridley, Manteo, a 60-pound juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and Taylor, a 45-pound juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtle.

Two smaller Green Sea Turtles, 6-pound Barney and 6-pound McCann, will also be released.

All five sea turtles were brought to the Sea Turtle Rescue Program at the S.C. Aquarium to receive treatment for various injuries.

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