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Sea turtle Andre dies after release back into wild

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, FL (WFLX) - Andre, the sea turtle who was nursed back to health for more than a year, was discovered dead Wednesday.
 
Andre captured the attention of our community. He was recently released earlier this month after being nursed back to health.
 
He came to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center last year with a collapsed lung, pneumonia, an exposed spinal cord, severe infections and a shell with serious wounds from boat propellors.
 
Wednesday, Andre was discovered dead. He was in such a poor condition, a cause of death could not be determined.
 
Scientists say, many advancements were made while rehabiliting Andre, and those are being applied to the treatment of other endangered sea turtles.
 
Andre got his name from Andre the Giant because he was so large.
 
He captured the hearts of many and he even had his own web camera so people could watch him around the world.
 
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