Rescued KZN green turtle free to dive again

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Stella the green sea turtle when she was rescued.
Stella the green sea turtle when she was rescued.
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The green sea turtle that was rescued at Zinkwazi beach on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast has been released back into the ocean after months of rehabilitation.

Named Stella, the adult green turtle was found floating upside down in a rock pool on October 1, last year. She was taken to uShaka Sea World where staff from the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) assessed her condition and started her rehabilitation.

They noted turtle was able to swim strongly and appeared to be in good health, but it suffered from positive buoyancy, also known as bubble butt syndrome, which prevents turtles from diving.

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