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Bruce the turtle ready to return to San Diego Bay

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Pacific green sea turtle that was found near-dead of gunshot wounds to the neck in January has recuperated at San Diego's Sea World and is ready for release.

A local news source reports that Bruce the turtle is ready to be returned to San Diego Bay on Tuesday.

When he was found in January, Bruce was dehydrated, had a crack on his underside and was severely underweight.

At Sea World, Bruce has gained 50 pounds, while receiving antibiotics, pain medication and fluids.

Pacific green sea turtles are a threatened species. Bruce has been outfitted with a transmitter so scientists can track his whereabouts.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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