TWO turtles have been released into the waters at La Herradura in the hope they will spark a population increase in the area.

The reptiles were freed as part of the area’s first-ever Sea Festival, a three day event celebrating marine life.

Carette Caretta, or loggerhead turtles, have not been seen in La Herradura for decades.

A hoard of children gathered at the beach to wave them off.

The turtles had to be retrained in sea swimming prior to their release into the wild, after spending time in captivity.


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