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Now healed, Raphael the sea turtle is released

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Volunteers with the Archelon society for the protection of sea turtles celebrate on the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Monday, August 3, after the release of Raphael, a male loggerhead turtle who was found badly injured last year. Raphael was rescued on August 18, 2014, when he was found with injuries to his head and shell, possibly from a boat propeller. The 71-centimeter, 46-kilogram turtle has been cared for by Archelon and was released at Crystal beach, a protected loggerhead nesting site.