Hooked Sea Turtles Heading Back to the Gulf

September 6, 2014 4:54 PM

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Ten young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers' hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico.

The animals released Saturday are among 213 endangered Kemp's-ridley turtles brought this year to the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies after taking bait at piers, marinas and other coastal Mississippi fishing spots.

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