Autoplay
Show Thumbnails
Show Captions
LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two more sea turtles were released following their rehabilitation at the sea turtle hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.

The aquarium said in a release that one of the turtles released Wednesday is Bay, a 11-pound Kemp's ridley sea turtle accidentally caught by a fisherman at the pier at Edisto Beach State Park back in June. The turtle was released after having the hook it swallowed surgically removed.

The other turtle is Mitchell, a 65-pound juvenile loggerhead sea turtle. He was found on Hilton Head Island in May entangled in a fishing line, malnourished and covered in barnacles.

The turtles were released at the Isle of Palms County Park.

Read or Share this story: http://www.wcnc.com/story/entertainment/2014/08/06/2-more-sea-turtles-released-by-sc-aquarium/13684927/