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.
A 16-year-old girl managed to escape Tuesday when a would-be kidnapper grabbed her and tried to pull her into his vehicle in a parking lot at Southwestern College, authorities reported.
As the school year winds down, a lot of students are getting ready to do some traveling with their families. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic have a few reminders if you are planning on traveling abroad.
An expedition led in part by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego located a missing World War II bomber off the coast of Papua New Guinea and surveyed another at the bottom of a harbor, it was announced Friday.
It was like a scene right out of John Wayne movie Tuesday in East County.
A bull made a break in the not-so-wide open spaces of San Diego Country Estates.
News 8's Dominic Garcia reports on the bolting bovine and its capture.
Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home. But what if that humble home costs over $10 million? News 8's Steve Price takes a look inside a newly built condo in La Jolla that is breaking some San Diego Real Estate records.
Just about everybody on this planet accepts their lot in life, but deep down dreams of becoming a rock star.
Plenty of winter rain means plenty of flowers, trees and grasses this spring.
But it also means, plenty of foxtails.
They are a prickly little plant that blooms every spring and can cause plenty of problems for canine companions.
News 8's Shawn Styles explains how to "out fox" the foxtails.