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Governor Scott releases sea turtle

MARATHON, FL (WFLX)-  Florida Governor Rick Scott helped release a green sea turtle off the Florida Keys on Tuesday.

A fisherman found the 30 pound turtle tangled in a lobster trap rope in September.

He was taken to a veterinary hospital dedicated solely to treating sea turtles.

The turtle had a herpes-like disease that produced tumors.

Hospital officials removed them through a series of surgeries before releasing him back into the wild.

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