SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A green sea turtle found near death on a beach in Washington State two years ago was returned to the ocean Tuesday off San Diego, SeaWorld announced.
Maude, who was injured, dehydrated and malnourished, spent 16 months with animal care specialists at SeaWorld before she was let go a few miles off the San Diego coast.
Actress Miranda Richardson, who narrates a new film on sea turtles, was on hand for the release.
Maude was found Nov. 11, 2009, and taken to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for treatment of a broken right flipper and other medical problems. The injury possibly came from a fishing line or collision with a boat, according to SeaWorld.
The turtle's dehydration and malnourishment left her at 85 pounds, and she weighed about 155 pounds when released, according to SeaWorld.
The aquarium in Oregon transferred Maude to SeaWorld San Diego on Jan. 28 last year.
Researchers fitted the turtle with a satellite transmitter to track her movements.
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