Turtle power soars as 70 more released off Mallorca shores

Celebrated turtle Cannoli returned to the wild after swallowing rope

LAST UPDATED: 28 Sep, 2017 @ 10:13
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MORE than 100 turtles have been returned to the Med so far this year.

An incredible 70 of these (50 adults and 20 babies) were released over the last week off Mallorca shores.

RELEASED: More than 100 turtles returned to the wild this year

It comes after celebrated turtle Cannoli also made it back to the sea, after a traumatic few weeks.

Palma Aquarium helped to get him back into the sea at Cala Agulla, in front of a large group of adults and children, who were able to touch him.

He had been rescued by an Italian sailing crew after ingesting a rope leading to serious injuries.

Many different recovery centres have helped to rehabilitate the majestic sea creatures.

The Environment ministry stressed the importance of calling the police to located the nearest rescue centre.

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