By LAUREN LAUGHLIN
Special to the PRESS
The United States Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and American Diving partnered with Sea Turtle Inc. to release several rehabilitated turtles back into the wild including Karma, a 200 pound Atlantic Green Sea Turtle.
On July 25, one Hawksbill and three Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were released, and on August 1, they helped release another Hawksbill sea turtle and Karma.
Jeff George, Curator of Sea Turtle Inc. said, “The sea turtle population in South Texas is on the rise, but with more turtles comes more turtle injuries.”
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