Sea Turtle to Be Released Back in Ocean in Islamorada

The turtle was treated for gas buildup with Beano, antibiotics and vitamins

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    Turtle Hospital
    Hilary the loggerhead turtle swimming at the bottom of her tank.

    A sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle will return to her home this week.

    Hilary the loggerhead turtle will be returned to the ocean Saturday after being treated for intestinal gas buildup at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon.

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    Her gas buildup, most likely caused by impaction, was treated with Beano, antibiotics and vitamins, and now she is ready to return to the ocean.

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    There will be a celebration to wish Hilary safe travels on Saturday at 10 a.m. on the beach behind Mile Marker 88 Restaurant on the Bayside in Islamorada.