IN PICTURES: Aquarium of the Pacific releases Jelly the sea turtle

Aquarium of the Pacific employees released Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean at Seal Beach on Tuesday.

The aquarium veterinary and animal husbandry staff released the rehabilitated green sea turtle. Jelly is a 21-inch-long juvenile that was rescued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with an injury caused by a fishing hook in Morro Bay.

CDFW first took the sea turtle to The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito for treatment, but it was soon transferred to the Aquarium of the Pacific because of the facility’s expertise in treating and releasing sea turtles with this type of injury.

Aquarium of the Pacific employees get ready to release Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Viewers get ready for the release of Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Viewers get ready for the release of Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees walk down the rocks to release Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees walk down the rocks to release Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees walk down the rocks to release Jelly the sea turtle back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees place Jelly the sea turtle before releasing Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees place Jelly the sea turtle before releasing Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees place Jelly the sea turtle before releasing Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employees place Jelly the sea turtle before releasing Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employee pick up Jelly the sea turtle and carry Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employee pick up Jelly the sea turtle and carry Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employee pick up Jelly the sea turtle and carry Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employee pick up Jelly the sea turtle and carry Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Aquarium of the Pacific employee pick up Jelly, the sea turtle, and carry Jelly back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Jelly the sea turtle crawls back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Jelly the sea turtle crawls back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Jelly the sea turtle crawls back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Jelly the sea turtle swims back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

Viewers clap after Jelly the sea turtle swims back into the ocean in Seal Beach on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Photo by Kelly Smiley

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