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Australian Seabird Rescue volunteer Livi Powell released Adele the hawksbill sea turtle at Yamba last week.

Turtle free to roam

On November 8 last year a wounded hawksbill sea turtle, subsequently named Adele, was rescued in Yamba. Adele had a large wound on her neck, suspected to have been caused by a fishing hook or boat propeller. Last Thursday February 22 a recuperated Adele, who spent 16 weeks at the Ballina Byron Sea Turtle hospital, was released back into the wild at Pippi Beach, Yamba. Australian Seabird Rescue says “we rescue many sea turtles from the Yamba and Iluka area and love the support that we receive from the locals, who often call to check up on our patients”.  
“Behind her are the incredible locals @lifemintgreen and @nero__b who found Adele on the beach in Yamba 4 months ago,” ASB posted on its facebook site. “We are so incredibly grateful for the support of the community.” Image: ASB