Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre volunteer Angeline releases Koppey the green turtle back where she belongs.
Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre volunteer Angeline releases Koppey the green turtle back where she belongs. Contributed

Turtle released back into ocean after stint in rehab

KOPPEY the green turtle has been released into the wild after being cared for at a rehabilitation centre.

Koppey was rescued from the Boyne River on September 14, where she was unable to dive, a condition in turtles known as "floating".

She arrived at Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre with leeches and 90 barnacles on her shell.

Koppey would have faced a slow death if she had not been taken to the centre.

A volunteer at the centre had the honour of releasing Koppey on Sunday after she had spent a couple of months of feeding and caring for the turtle.

The Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is a new organisation and has been taking sick or injured turtles for almost a year.



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