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Disabled Florida sea turtles arrive at Dorset care home

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Five severely disabled turtles have arrived at a special sanctuary at Weymouth Sea Life Park in Dorset.

The Florida sea turtles, whose injuries range from paraplegia to shells damaged in collisions with boats, have all lost the ability to dive.

The BBC's Phil Lavelle visited the park to see the turtles transferred to their new home.

He spoke to Richie Moretti from Florida Turtle Sanctuary who accompanied them on the 4,700-mile journey.

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