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Rehabbed sea turtle released off Honeymoon Island

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HONEYMOON ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - A green sea turtle named Bubba Gump is back in the water.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/VF5JgI ) reports the rehabilitated turtle was released Tuesday morning off Honeymoon Island.

The turtle was treated at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being found floating face down in Tarpon Springs on March 2. Aquarium officials say a buoyancy disorder limited his ability to dive and remain submerged, affecting his ability to forage for food.

This was the aquarium's seventh green sea turtle release this year. A Loggerhead turtle was also released in January.

Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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