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South Carolina Aquarium releases turtle, brings back octopus

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The South Carolina Aquarium released Wednesday morning a healed Loggerhead sea turtle from the turtle hospital.

While out, the aquarists also found an octopus in one of their habitat traps -- a rare find lately.

"We tweaked things a little," said South Carolina Aquarium Aquarist Shannon Teders.  "We weren't having any success this was the third or fourth time we checked the traps."  

The big find had emotions high on board their boat. The young octopus will translate into a new star for an exhibit back at home.  

"We didn't expect to find anything because it's the off-season. I was really excited to get an animal to put on exhibit, and to have a young animal we will have for a long time," Teders said.

Octopi usually live about two years.

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