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.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
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President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
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