Two green turtles were deemed well enough to be released from the Quoin Island on Saturday. Lizzy is pictured on the way.
Two green turtles were deemed well enough to be released from the Quoin Island on Saturday. Lizzy is pictured on the way. Mike Richards

Turtles head home after some tender loving care

QUOIN Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre has released its first two turtles for 2014 into the wild.

The two green sea turtles, Katie and Lizzy, were deemed healthy enough to head home on Saturday.

Both had had a quick turn around. Katie had been found floating on the reef on Boxing Day and couldn't get under the water, while Lizzy was found on Facing Island about six weeks ago with a similar problem.

They've both received care and put on weight, allowing a group of volunteers to bid them farewell as they swam into the ocean.

Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre has been taking in sick or injured turtles for almost two years, nursing them back to health with the help of volunteers.



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