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Turtle completes rehab, returns to the sea

July 14, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MIAMI (AP) - Cinco the turtle has completed his rehab program at the Miami Seaquarium.

To the delight of summer campers who bid him goodbye, Cinco swam into the water off Bill Bags Cape Florida State Park this week.

He had been at the Seaquarium since May, when he was found stranded off Dania Beach after a hook wedged in his mouth. The 12-pound turtle underwent a series of tests to make sure he could still dive, float and eat on his own.

He became a celebrity at the Seaquarium's summer camp, where sign-bearing children cheered as animal care supervisor Judy Tazinski held him aloft. She used the opportunity to teach children about marine wildlife safety.



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