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Rehabilitated sea turtle to move to national aquarium

Sunburst (Source: Georgia Sea Turtle Center) Sunburst (Source: Georgia Sea Turtle Center)
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island will fly Sunburst, a 5- to 7-year old green sea turtle, to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Sunburst was sent to the Sea Turtle Center in 2010 after being injured from a boat in Florida.

Sunburst will be sent to Pittsburgh to act as an ambassador for her species and educate people about the oceanic ecosystem, according to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

This is the fourth sea turtle from the center that has been sent to a national aquarium after recovery.

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