Now healed, Raphael the sea tur­tle is re­leased

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Vol­un­teers with the Arch­e­lon so­ci­ety for the pro­tec­tion of sea tur­tles celebrate on the Io­nian is­land of Zakyn­thos yesterday af­ter the re­lease of Raphael, a male log­ger­head tur­tle who was found badly in­jured last year. Raphael was res­cued on Au­gust 18, 2014, when he was found with in­juries to his head and shell, pos­si­bly from a boat pro­pel­ler. The 71cen­time­ter, 46-kilo­gram tur­tle has been cared for by Arch­e­lon and was re­leased at Crys­tal beach, a pro­tected log­ger­head nest­ing site.

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