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'Donkey Kong,' 'Mario Kart' Rescued: Rare Sea Turtles Rehabilitated, Released
Andrew V. Pestano
Aug 10, 2018
Published at 11:52 AM EDT on Aug 10, 2018 | Updated at 12:06 PM EDT on Aug 10, 2018
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
rescued, rehabilitated and released two of the rarest species of sea turtles, the critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle.
The juvenile sea turtles – named "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Kart" because they were named during the aquarium's "game" theme event – were both found after human impact affected them.
The turtles were released at Honeymoon Island State Park on Thursday.
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