Amelia the Sea Turtle released to the Atlantic Ocean

Published at 1:40 p.m. on June 9, 2014 | Modified at 3:14 p.m. on June 9, 2014

Six months ago a family found a 10-pound juvenile green sea turtle, cold and lethargic in a marsh on Hilton Head Island and called the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources who brought the turtle to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program in Charleston, South Carolina. On Friday, June 6 2014, a fully-recovered Ameliia was released back to the ocean off of Kiawah Island. Video courtesy of South Carolina Aquarium

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