The three turtles named Blu, Atalaya, and Trawler are to be released Friday at Folly Beach County Park on Folly Beach.
Blu is a juvenile Kemp's ridley turtle who was snared on a hook by a fisherman in July at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Atalaya is an 80-pound loggerhead sea turtle found stranded in early May at Huntington Beach State Park near Myrtle Beach.
Trawler is a 123-pound juvenile loggerhead sea turtle inadvertently captured by a state Department of Natural Resources research vessel in June. Trawler was punctured by the barb of a stingray caught in the same net.??