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4 sea turtles undergo surgery at Palm Beach Zoo

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Four sea turtles are recovering after emergency surgery Tuesday at the Palm Beach Zoo.

One young sea turtle, named "Five-O" was hit by a boat in Boca Raton and suffered fractures. The other three turtles, named "Sprinkles," "Wreath," and "Poptart" had tumors removed.


Doctors said the tumors are common and probably caused by pollution and poor water quality issues. 

Once they heal, the turtles will be released back into the ocean.

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