Sea Life Park releases two green sea turtles in celebration of world turtle day

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Wednesday is world turtle day.

To celebrate, two honu got a new lease on life.

Sea Life Park released two juvenile green sea turtles into the ocean.
     
These animals are considered endangered with hatchlings having a one in one-thousand chance of survival in the wild.
     
But these two-year-olds that were released Wednesday have a one in four chance.

“We’ve released about 16,000 since 1970s,” said Freddie Velasquez of Sea Life Park. “The survival rate is about 1 in a thousand so you can estimate about 16 or so have made it to adulthood.” 

Also to celebrate world turtle day, Sea Life Park also asked the public’s help in naming two other turtles.
     
Their names are Pohala which means to recover from sickness, and Palekane which means to save or to rescue.

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