Gumbo Limbo sea turtle release: Spanish River Park, Boca Raton — Jan. 23

Kraken, an adult loggerhead turtle with only one eye, returned to the sea after six months of recuperation. She was rescued last June after being hit by a boat propeller and needed emergency surgery. ABOVE: A crowd wishes Kraken bon voyage. BELOW: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center staffers carry her to the surf. The turtle wears a satellite transmitter so she can be tracked. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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