Video: Sea Turtle Released To Water Off Florida Keys After Nasty Boat Crash

A loggerhead turtle named Chuck Norris is now swimming the high seas after being released Monday night from the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. 

The sub-adult loggerhead was rescued in March off the Lower Keys by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers after it suffered a severe boat strike.

Officers who transported the turtle to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon told staff there "to pick the toughest-sounding name" they could, because the reptile had a lot to overcome to get better.

Chuck Norris was fitted with orthopedic plates to stabilize his shell. 

The turtle is now free and swimming off of the Florida Keys. 

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