WATCH: Rehabilitated sea turtles meet the waves once again at Coquina Beach

A green turtle getting ready to return to the ocean. [Natalie Pugh photo]

Three sea turtles returned to the waves Monday morning at Coquina Beach on Bodie Island. Nymphadora Tonks, Murtlap and loggerhead Neville Longbottom were successfully treated at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island. They returned to the ocean amid cheers from a large crowd.

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