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Daisy heads towards the Bahamas

An endangered turtle rescued by fisherman off North Shore with a rusting hook caught in its trachea has left the island's waters and is now swimming towards the Bahamas.

The loggerhead turtle, named Daisy, was first brought to the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo last December suffering from pneumonia and serious lung consequences.

After a CT scan at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, doctors were able to remove the large hook in a 3½ hour surgical operation.

Last month, after months of rehabilitation work, Daisy was taken from the aquarium to North Rock, where she was fitted with a satellite tag and released into the ocean.

According to the latest update, Daisy spent the first two days of freedom near North Rock before travelling west along the edge of the Bermuda platform.

On July 23, the loggerhead turtle headed out to sea, travelling south west. As of Monday, Daisy was around a third of the way towards the Bahamas.

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Published August 04, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 04, 2016 at 9:24 am)

Daisy heads towards the Bahamas

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