Three rehabilitated sea turtles to be released Tuesday

One of three sea turtles to be released Tuesday, July 16, after rehabilitation at the STAR Center. [Photo courtesy N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island]

Three rehabilitated green sea turtles are ready to head home to the ocean.

Pomona Sprout, Kingsley Shacklebolt and Fawkes, who were rehabilitated at the STAR Center sea turtle hospital at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, will be released at Coquina Beach across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse on Tuesday morning, July 16, at 8:30 a.m.

“As always, huge thanks go to our partners with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commissionand N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) for working with us on this release!” the aquarium said in a news release.

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