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IT’S going to be a big day for Ashton and Roscoe.Today these two turtles are heading back to the beach and they’re hoping plenty of people will comedown
to Diggers to wave

them off.Ashton, a green sea turtle,was rescued at Scotts Head in April, while Roscoe, hawksbill turtle, got into some bother in Boambee in February.

Both these guys wererescued by the Dolphin Marine Magic team in answer to calls from the public.

The turtles have been resting and recuperating in the hospital ward behind the scenes at Dolphin Marine Magic.

Under the constant care of DMM’s resident “turtleman” Greg Pickering and veterinarian Dr Duan March, Ashton and Roscoe have made steady progress, are
feeding well and today is their big day back to the ocean.

“The focus of our work is rescue and rehabilitation leading to release, so today is a great day for Ashton and Roscoe and for the whole team,” Greg
said.

The Dolphin Marine Magic crew and Coffs Harbour Animal Rescue Trust are inviting everyone to come to the turtle release today at Diggers Beach.

 

Photo: Trevor Veale

Story: Coffs Coast Advocate  

 

 

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