2 Endangered Sea Turtles Released Into Wild in Miami

Blondie and Independence were released Tuesday

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
|  Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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2 Endangered Sea Turtles Released Into Wild in Miami

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Two endangered sea turtles were released into the wild Tuesday after being rehabilitated at the Miami Seaquarium. 

Blondie, a 77-pound adult Loggerhead was rescued on June 5 from waters near Turkey Point in Biscayne National Park. Meanwhile, Independence, a 10-pound juvenile Green Turtle, was found in Dania Beach on July 4 after partially ingesting a hook.
 
They were released at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
 
"They should have really great projections for their future ... They don't have any kind of permanent damage. ... But its always important for us to stress to boaters and fishermen, we just need to be careful with snagged hooks and lines because it does become a hazard for our sea turtles, manatees and other sea life," said Cristina Rodriguez, spokeswoman for Miami Seaquarium 

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