TWO Loggerhead turtles have been returned to the sea following a stint recuperating at the Centre of Management of the Marine Environment Andaluz (CEGMA).

They were brought to the centre after ingesting plastic some months ago that left them stranded and weakened along the Cadiz coast.

The Mayor of La Linea and government councillors saw the return of the amniotes to their natural habitat to the Levante Beach in La Linea.

One turtle weighed in excess of 50 kilos and had been rescued four years ago in Valencia.

The other one was an adolescent.

One third of all turtles stranded in Andalucia end up on the Cadiz coast and have to navigate sea pollution from the strait of Gibraltar.